Eagle 25 Bury 8

EAGLE moved to joint third in their league with a four-try bonus-point win at home to Bury.

It was a particularly pleasing performance for the coaching team as the away game earlier in the season saw one of Eagle’s lows for the season when they failed to get going and were rolled over by Bury.

With a change in attitude since that point, the performances have improved week on week.

“None of the tries were individual efforts, but involved the whole team with the whole pack looking to back up any break and ensure the backline got good clean ball," said coach Danny Cahill.

"Si Counsell was outstanding both in defence and his ability to break the opposition line.”

Eagle took an early lead from a Jackson penalty, but despite creating good opportunities, the home side failed to score again in the first half.

Having conceded a try, they trailed 5-3 at the break.

The second half saw a change in performance as Eagle dominated almost every aspect.

Counsel put Eagle back in the lead and his try was quickly followed by one from Chris Jordan as he drove from deep to score.

Eagle kept up the pressure which brought further scores from utility forward Ashley Losh, and in his debut season, centre Will Weir scored for the third week in a row.