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Lowestoft & Yarmouth youngsters give good account of themselves

PUBLISHED: 02:54 24 November 2017

Southwold have a big home match against Holt on Saturday. Picture: Linda Cayley

Southwold have a big home match against Holt on Saturday. Picture: Linda Cayley

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Lowestoft & Yarmouth Under 16’s had a fourth consecutive away game, visiting Holt, one of the top teams in the county at this age group.

L&Y started the game brightly but didn’t take their chances while Holt scored with their first possession in the L&Y half after 15 minutes.

The visitors eventually got the score however. Fly-half Aaron got a turnover in midfield and fed flanker Ali, who beat four defenders with a powerful run to score his seventh try in four games.

Just before half-time Holt scored another try from a well-organised line-out drive and, on the balance of play, the away side were unfortunate to go in behind.

The second half started in much the same way as the first, with L&Y having a lot of ball and when they turned over a scrum in the Holt 22 Tom L, standing in at scrum-half, finished the opportunity really well.

With confidence restored the away side then put together some fantastic phases, working the ball from side to side and full back Kobe scored their third try in the corner. The final whistle came too early for the away side as the comeback was looking likely; however this was the last play.

In all it was a superb game for the spectators and both sides were a credit to their clubs. The L&Y side drew praise from the spectators and opposition coaches for their performance, surprising many and making what is a very good Holt side work very hard for their win.

Fly-half Aaron was back of the match, tackling ferociously, organising the side and leading by example and Alfie was given forward of the match, a particular honour this week given the level of performance from every forward on the pitch.

Meanwhile both the region’s sides in London EC3 return to action tomorrow after a free weekend.

Leaders Southwold have an attractive looking home fixture against third placed Holt while bottom of the table Lowestoft & Yarmouth travel to Newmarket, the side immediately above theym in the table.

Southwold were due to have hosted Wisbech in the RFU Senior Vase on Saturday but their opponents opted not to travel.

Following a second successive walk-over Southwold have been handed a trip to Surrey side Old Cranleighians in the regional quarter-finals on January 20.


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