W 50 - 10 Match report attached
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North Walsham 10 Wymondham ‘B’ 50
The third match of the season against Walsham, and the second in a week, would either give the Vikings a chance to redress the balance or see Wymondham achieve a hat-trick of wins this season.
Walsham were a number of players short and it was agreed to rotate players throughout the game with Wymondham initially loaning Nathan, Dom and Ollie (W) to Walsham in a 13 a side game.
Wymondham were quickly out of the blocks with Lewis scoring after only 2 minutes (coverted by Casey) and 3 minutes later after another strong run scored a second try for a 0-12 lead. After some strong forward play by the pack Ollie (D) made a good break but unfortunately lost the ball and period of play followed without either team making much headway. Wymondham then began to exert themselves on the game again, with Harry being particularly effective, culminating in Casey running through to score (0-17) and it appeared that Walsham didn’t have an answer to the strong, quick running from the Wymondham backs.
Walsham then appeared to get some traction and a foothold in the game with some possession leading to a run down the wing, the Walsham player was held up and Casey came from nowhere with a crunching hit to knock the player into touch. There then followed a period of pressure in the Wymondham 22 with Walsham finally scoring (5-17) and the home team were elated to score against Wymondham for the first time this season. Almost immediately after the restart Wymondham scored again through Casey who ran through from his own half to score and convert to put Wymondham 5-24 ahead at half time.
For the second half Bertie, Jordan (M) and Drew lined up for Walsham. The pattern which developed in the first half began to emerge in the second with Walsham unable to compete with strong fast running. Ryan scored two tries in quick succession, the first following a scrum and pick up, running through from his own half (5-29) and the second also as a result of strong running, with a successful conversion by Casey (5-36).
The teams were changed again with Bertie and Jordan returning to the the Wymondham ranks and Ryan and Tom (G) swapping over to Walsham. The play settled down for a while until Wymondham broke through with Nathan carrying the ball and a try looked inevitable until Tom (G) brought him down to deny what would have been a well deserved try to cap a fine performance. It wasn’t long however before Wymondham scored again with Bertie using his strength to carry to ball over and score between the posts which Casey converted (5-43). There then followed some further good play with the forwards and backs linking up well but it didn’t translate into further scoring. Walsham took advantage and had a period of reasonable possession which culminated in a try scored in the corner by Ryan securing his third try albeit not all for Wymondham, but a hat-trick nevertheless (10-43). Not to be outdone, the final play of the game saw Lewis score his third try to also secure a hat-trick which Casey converted for a final score of 10-50.
This was another strong Wymondham performance with everyone contributing to a fine display, the forwards working particularly well together which provided the foundations for a comprehensive display.
Man of the match: Nathan Mitchell
Tries Lewis 3 Casey 2 Ryan 2 Bertie 1
Conv Casey 4
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