Lowestoft & Yarmouth must regroup for big local derby

PUBLISHED: 09:44 15 December 2017

Chris Aldous uses a little brute force during Southwold's 21-3 win at Woodbridge at the weekend. Picture: Linda Cayley

Chris Aldous uses a little brute force during Southwold's 21-3 win at Woodbridge at the weekend. Picture: Linda Cayley


Lowestoft & Yarmouth remain on minus five points after being well beaten by Wymondham at Gunton Park in their latest London Three Eastern Counties match.

The game started fast and hard before sloppy defence was capitalised upon by young Charlie Delaney who produced four sidesteps to cross the line before kicking the extras himself.

Delaney then slotted over a penalty before the dominant Wymondham forwards forced another infringement and the ball was kicked to the corner for a line-out. A driving maul forced the hosts back, with second row Josh Wright breaking away and darting down an unmarked wing to score.

Wymondham were now in full flow and the next points came from flying Fijian centre Simo who crashed over under the sticks.

With L&Y still putting in hits, they managed a score through poor defence but this was soon followed by carbon copy tries for Wymondham from Wright and Simo.

An error was forced for another L&Y score but with the backs and forwards linking well and turning over rucks, Wymondham were starting to look unstoppable and Welsh full back Jamie Hunter hit a gap to make a 15-yard dash for the line.

Wymondham knew they had plenty more in the tank for the second half. The Red and Blacks had a line-out 10 metres from their try line and the rampaging forwards drove to the line for Wright to pick up his third try.

A lapse in concentration led to L&Y catching an interception to score but Wymondham then pulled away again, denying their hosts a bonus point in the process.

Fast forward play allowed Jamie Boggan to pick and go for a well earned try and Simo then showed impressive footwork to join the hat-trick club.Wymondham had one last quick set of hands to put winger Auden Airdrie in to space five metres out for a score.

It was an 11th straight league defeat for L&Y, who are on minus points as a punishment for failing to fulfil their fixture at Holt earlier in the season because a lack of available players.

They must now regroup for a big local derby at in-form neighbours Southwold, who won the corresponding fixture 54-3 back in September and are second in the table, below long-term rivals Stowmarket only on points difference. Kick-off tomorrow is 2pm.

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