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Nelson leads way in narrow win

PUBLISHED: 13:37 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:36 05 July 2010

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 10, West Norfolk 8

A LARGE Gunton Park crowd watched an enthralling match between the third and fourth placed teams in E C One. It was the home side that came out on top.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 10, West Norfolk 8

A LARGE Gunton Park crowd watched an enthralling match between the third and fourth placed teams in E C One. It was the home side that came out on top.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth had to hastily rearrange the three quarters when Neil Langley had to call off on Friday night and back row replacement Donald MacArthur started at outside centre. The early signs were that West Norfolk had come to play and they moved the ball at every opportunity. They did in fact open the scoring after only two minutes with a penalty. Lowestoft & Yarmouth hit back and were somewhat unlucky when following a driving maul it was pulled down some five metres short just when they looked like carrying the distance. Soon after they had a chance to level when awarded a penalty. Byron Clarke stepped up and hit the upright. Just on the half time whistle Scott Nelson put in an excellent cross field kick and West were penalised for holding on in the ruck. This time Clarke slotted it over.

The second half was much the same as the first with both sides squandering chances but it was Lowestoft & Yarmouth who eventually put daylight between the teams when Nelson intercepted and ran 40 metres to touchdown under the posts. Clarke converted. West never gave up and came back with an unconverted try. Lowestoft & Yarmouth then came under tremendous pressure and for once this season the lads galvanised themselves and showed tremendous heart in defence. Josh Fewkes came on for the injured Russ Chapman and John Mills came on to replace Ben McElroy. Both contributed very well to the defensive efforts.

A1 Safety Training man of the match Scott Nelson.

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