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Trojan Blacks 17 Southwold 17
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Last weeks hard cup game at Holt proved to be the eventual downfall
With several regular Blacks playing for the Reds this week Sam William, Sam Carding and Jack Evans stepped up from the Reds to fill the gaps and all 3 gave creditable performances showing good strength in depths within Trojans.
Unusually for Trojans they started well and quickly demonstrated power and organisation in the forwards and the defensive back line proved solid when Southwold tried to break free. Trojans forward power was translated into points with 2 tries from captain Rowe (1 converted) from similar moves just inside the red zone. Trojans center Montgomery was forced off with a leg injury and was replaced by James White. A fortunate bounce brough Southwold back into the game when Nic White brought down the Sothwold flying winger just short of the line only to see the ball bouncing free and straight into the hands of the supporting player who only had to touch down.
Trojans came back with some good interplay in the backs and a dancing run by Nic Ford totally wrong footed 3-4 defenders and he carried 2 more across the line as he scored Trojans 3rd.- HT 17 - 5
Trojans were forced to shuffle the forwards at half time with Williams, Trett, Rowe and Miners all reporting injuries and only Carding on the bench. Williams & Tret bravely carried on and with Carding taking on as flanker Miners & Rowe agreed to do 10 mins each at 8. The changes and injuries impacted the forwards allowing the Southwold forwards to get back into the game and get quality passes to their quick back line. After several attempts to force through the Trojans defence the visiters got through twice to level the scores.
Injuries forced Trojans into making more changes and found themselves with flackers playing 2nd row and scrum half Kemp moving to flanker. Despite these changes Trojans finished the game the strongest and were unlucky not to scoreonseveral occasions .
Final score 17 - 17
MVP Nick Ford.
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What a nail-biter of a game!
On a fine spring Sunday morning Wymondham travelled down to Beccles for what turned out to be the game of the season so far. Having only 15 players on the pitch Wymondham could not afford any injuries or substitutions. Wymondham made a strong start, gaining early ground and established a good early pattern of play, linking well between backs and forwards. Strong running in the forwards from, amongst others, Gregor and Toby, gained valuable ground and this allowed the ball to be moved out to the backs and Danny to score a great opening try, converted by Jack H. If Wymondham thought this was going to be easy they were quickly shown it wasn't the case when Beccles responded with a try of their own. Unfortunately, at the conversion the kickers boot flew off and as neither ball or boot went through the posts the score remained at 7-5.
The backs and forwards continued to link well together and the game moved from end to end. Good attacks from Beccles were thwawted only by some big tackles from Wymondham, in particular, Jake, Toby and Danny. The best move of the game including both backs and forwards led to a great try in the corner by Toby to take the half time score to 12-5 to Wymondham.
The game continued in the second half as it had finished in the first with fast open play and some big tackles. The diminutive Wymondham back row of; Ben E, Joe and Gregor more than held their own and maintained a good work rate throghout. Wymondham made the most of this advantage and scored 2 marvelous individual tries one from Greg with clever change of direction and the second by Toby with a barnstorming run down the right wing to score in the corner. There was also some strong running from Olly on the left wing
At this point Wymondham lost concentration for a short time and allowed Beccles to score under the posts with some poor tackling. However, Wymondaham struck back with a try by new-boy Patrick, a fine individual effort from a good field position.
Wymondham again took their eyes of the ball and from a comfortable position managed to give away two converted tries in the last 10 minutes of the game. However, Wymondham held out and ran out winners by a single point. All agreed the match was the best they had seen for a good while and was also probably the best performance by the reds this season.
MVP was awarded to Jake which provided a clean sweep for the Robinsons, who also won the raffle.
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