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Wymondham under 11s continued their great run of form by winning the North Walsham Festival for the third year in a row.Drawn once again in the toughest half group, they beat Diss 35-0 in their opener followed by a big win against one of the two Bury St Edmunds sides, 65-0. However, they were really tested by Holt who started the strongest, were denied an early try by some excellent defence and demonstrated how great physicality, excellent attitude and a real desire to win can go a huge way to winning games. Wymondham weathered the storm, scored at the end of the first half and then pulled away to wind 15-0 in what was their hardest game of the day, a fact reflected in the 30-5 victory Holt had over the hosts, North Walsham, in the plate final.Wymondham played Bury St Edmunds A in the final who had emerged undefeated from the other group. In a tough and physical final, Fergus Hughes scored the only try to ensure that Wymondham remained undefeated in the Festival. It is fair to say that there was some frustration from the side who failed to find any rhythm primarily because of repeated but unpunished offences at the breakdown with Bury players going off their feet and sealing off Wymondham’s ball. That said, this team continues to learn finding ways to win games when decisions don’t go their way.Full credit to the squad of Fergus Hughes, Niall Airdrie, Connor Jermyn (capt), Izaak Pearson, Cameron Smith, Sam McCluskey, Joe Wootton, Oli Ashworth, Owain Lewis, Joe Ewing, Jaquan Moore, Alfie Garside, Jamie Vinall, Harvey Lake and Cameron Ewing who all performed incredibly well.
Next up for the side is the Norwich Festival in the middle of April.”