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14-month unbeaten run comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 08:53 13 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT and Yarmouth surrendered their 14-month unbeaten league record to Wisbech at the weekend.

With three regular players injured it was always going to be a tough ask after winning the league and reaching the semi final of the National Vase.

LOWESTOFT and Yarmouth surrendered their 14-month unbeaten league record to Wisbech at the weekend.

With three regular players injured it was always going to be a tough ask after winning the league and reaching the semi final of the National Vase.

Russ Chapman, Kris Nelson and Shaun Woodhouse were all injured and the balance of the side required time to settle.

Wisbech were quick from the kick off that after 15 minutes L&Y found themselves two converted tries down at 14 - 0.

The L&Y pack then began to dominate and in the set scrums and line outs they won just about everything and just before half time they scored with a push over try touched down by Mark Thomas.

Soon into the second half L&Y reduced the deficit when full back Brad Sutherland caught a long kick ahead and set off down the park. He rounded two defenders before slipping the ball to Miles McAlone who took it on and then sent out a wide pass to Matt Howell on the wing who took the outside line and ran in from 25 yards out to touch down in the corner to make it 14 -10.

The game then went from end to end until Wisbech sealed the match with a try in the right hand corner.

The final 10 minutes saw Ben Smith replace Matt Jary at scrum half and after a 12-month absence he fitted in seamlessly and Ben McElroy replaced Lewis Davey in the back row.

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