Drifters deliver

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 05 July 2010

Lakenham Hewitt II 17, Lowestoft & Yarmouth III 38

THE Drifters travelled to Lakenham mob handed, which was just as well as Lakenham only had nine players.

Lakenham Hewitt II 17, Lowestoft & Yarmouth III 38

THE Drifters travelled to Lakenham mob handed, which was just as well as Lakenham only had nine players.

Therefore, C Wolk, L Wolf, D Thatcher and G Williamson played for the opposition.

Lakenham stunned the Drifters by putting two tries over very quickly.

M Barber responded with flying feet to cross over their line with a try converted by A Dawson.

Then M King had a big run up the middle to score again converted by A Dawson.

Dawson was next to score with a controlled maul, with him at the rear, touching the ball down.

In the second half the players swapped with P Cowlbeck, O Easy, B Wakefield, T Colby and C Oakes playing for Lakenham, hoping to show their own team what they were made of but, fortunately the Drifters were having none of it with R Gardener linking with a fast ball to score, converted by D Clark.

A Dawson, D Rose also scored good forward tries with D Clark converting one of them. Lakenham fought hard with one more converted try.

L&Y U11 7, Diss U11 7

ONCE again L&Y's outstanding players performed 100pc.

With a blend of rucking, mauling and direct running, they soon scored the first try.

With the help of the muddy conditions Diss luckily came back and scored to even up the game.

The 40 minute game tested both sides and ended in a fair draw, with the talented L&Y players holding their heads up high.

L&Y U8 played four exciting rugby games against Diss.

The visitors started the first game attacking strongly but couldn't break a strong defence.

L&Y were also good in defence, and some great tagging from the whole team kept the half-time score to 1-0 to the opposition.

The second half was fast and attacking from both teams, with Diss scoring five.

L&Y put together some good passing and support play, which allowed Field to cross the line for two tries and for Barbor to each scoring twice.

More fast action in the second game saw Diss take an early lead, scoring three unanswered tries in the first half.

Great support and passing in the second half brought two more tries for Field and one for Dix.

Hills, Barbor and Brown scored in the first half of the third game to level the game at four apiece.

Brown and Dix showed great pace in the second half, scoring one each, and Barbor used good footwork to score two more.

This was the game of the day, and both teams deserved the final 8-8 draw.

The fourth game was perhaps one too many for L&Y, who were slow to react in the first half and would have gone to the break three tries down if it hadn't been for a last minute debut try from Brighty.

Diss started quickly in the second half, scoring two tries, but L&Y mounted a comeback with three tries for Dix and two more for Brown.

Man-of-the-match went to Field who played consistently in all games, scoring four tries.

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