W 5 - 7 Report Attached
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It’s a funny old world
Wymondham 7 North Walsham 5
There won’t be another game when a set of forwards play so well & dominate the set piece so much and a side only scores 7 points. Nor will there be a game when a side gives over 20 penalties away and wins. How to make sense of it all.....
First full game of the season. Lots of mistakes. Lots of things tried. Huge amount of effort and commitment by both sides. Determined defence from both sides, with a North Walsham pack that never gave up despite being under the cosh for most of the game.
The game was end to end stuff (actually played mostly from 22 to 22metre line), the ref commented that there was about 7 minutes of uninterrupted play before the first set piece.
Walsham scored first after a crazy penalty was given away by the Wymondham Head Coach(sorry boys) the play being brought back 60 metres for a penalty under the posts. Wymondham replied after some powerful scrummaging and a driving maul with Lee Monk crashing over from 10 metres (with a slight hint of an Ashton Splash).
North Walsham despite only being 2 points down continued to attack and ran most of their penalties rather than kicking, which added a lot to the excitement of the game. To the credit of all the boys both teams kept their shape and only in the last 10 minutes did the game open up with both sides having chances to win it. Nick Ford and Hamish Duthie both opened up the Walsham defence but the try line was left begging. Mr Finch saved the day in the dying moments with a try saving double tackle..In the end as with most North Walsham encounters one team winning by a whisker and everyone including the spectators exhausted!
Matt Miners deservedly won man of the match for being a complete nightmare for the opposition at the breakdown.
It was a hard and fast run out, and several of the boys played on with nasty knocks. Hoping the ice, ibuprofen, high calorie snacks and lounging about on Sunday afternoon sorted you out.
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