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Lowestoft and Yarmouth soar up table after win

PUBLISHED: 10:31 29 October 2010

South Woodham Ferrers 18, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 38

L&Y picked up their third away win of the season with their third bonus point victory, in the process securing third spot in the league.

They started and finished the game with two sublime 20-minute periods of rugby, scoring three tries in each, which sandwiched a mediocre 40 minutes that allowed South Woodham to come right back into the match.

The visitors started superbly and Scott Nelson was soon on the scoresheet after dummying his way over down the blindside of a powerful scrum near the Ferrers line.

The home team pulled back a penalty, then Kris Nelson finished off a sustained attack by bursting off his brother’s shoulder and splitting the Woodham midfield.

From the kick off Steve Adams made a break through the Ferrers’ pack, sent Jake Titterington charging over half way, who unloaded to Marc Thomas and the captain drew the last man to send Josh Fewkes over in the corner.

South Woodham then came back into game as L&Y relaxed and allowed the home team too much possession.

They pulled back a try before half time through their powerful left wing, then got another after the break when the fly-half skilfully miss-passed to send the left wing into the corner.

On 60 minutes a Woodham penalty put them in front 18-17 and the visitors were staring down the barrel of a gun. However, they suddenly woke from their slumber and dominated the remainder of the match.

First Myles McAlone made a break and from the resulting maul Thomas was driven over by the posts.

A huge punt by Brad Sutherland forced the Ferrers full-back to kick into midfield where Russ Wilkinson collected and ran back, some great offloading by Titterington and Adams then sent Richard Bristo over the line.

To finish off Nelson sent Sutherland through then followed up to take the pop pass and go over for his second try.

With league favourites Basildon losing at home to Newmarket the season is starting to get interesting.

L&Y: Newton (Bristo), Howe, Titterington, Wilkinson, Coleman, Scheijde (Powles), Adams, Thomas (c), Chapman, S Nelson, Fewkes, K Nelson, McAlone, Taylor Crisp, Boardley (Sutherland).

Tries: S Nelson 2, K Nelson, Fewkes, Thomas, Bristo.

Cons: Chapman 4

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