Loosing finalists + D 36 - 36 Rep's & photos
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Taking a small squad to a festival is always a big ask. We started the festival with 34 legs and ended the final with only 24 legs that were functioning. Those 24 legs were knackered having played 100 minutes of full on rugby.
On the way to the final the team didn't concede a single point while beating Swaffham, Beccles, Hadleigh and drawing 0-0 with Diss.
The pack were on great form particularly in the tight where they drove powerfully: Jake Robinson taking numerous balls against the head. It was also good to see tries scored out wide by the wings.
The final was won by a Diss side who really wanted the win and tackled and rucked ferociously. In the end we didn't quite have enough gas in the tank (or legs for that matter) to overhaul them.
The effort by all the boys was huge so no MVP decision was possible.
A special thanks to all the Mothers for producing these boys! And to the Diss organising team who ran a great event.
It was a cold drizzly day that greeted Wymondham as they arrived at Norwich for the mothers day fixture. However, the game got off to a quick start as Wymondham put on some early pressure which resulted in a try by the new boy Chey who caught the Norwich backs by surprise. Norwich fought back quickly and started to put pressure on the Wymondham defence which just held out. In the midst of this, Wymondham forwards won the ball and Chey scored his second try, a superb individual effort from the Wymondham half which was converted by Ben.
If Wymondham thought that they would have it all their own way this was quickly quashed as Norwich fought back strongly and applied pressure which only good last ditch tackling from the likes of Alex and Patsy A. prevented tries. Wymondham worked their way up the pitch again with great penetrating runs from both forwards and backs, including Nathan and Sam, which allowed Ben to crash over for Wymondham’s 3rd try which he converted.
Again, Norwich fought back and scored two tries before half time, the second from some ill advised juggling of the ball behind their own line. This left the half time score at 19-17 to Wymondham.
The second half started as the first had finished, strongly contested. Wymondham had the better of the early pressure and were the first to put points on the board with a try by Jack Masters, the conversion narrowly dipping under the bar. Wymondhan continued the pressure and eventually, the Norwich defence broke with another try by Chey to make his hat-trick. This was converted and it looked like Wymondham were easing away. However, Norwich again dug deep and scored two quick converted tries to level the score again.
It was a hectic and well fought last 10 minutes with Wymondham scoring another converted try, courtesy of Tom Younis and attempted to hold onto this narrow lead.. However, Norwich dragged out one last effort and crashed over the line to level the scores.
The last few minutes remained scoreless so the final score was an honourable draw for both sides. All agreed it had been one of the best games they had played in for some time.
MVP went to Ben S. for strong running, tackling and his kicking conversion rate (4/6).