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Six out of six for L&Y

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 05 July 2010

Thetford 10, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 46

L&Y cruised to another comfortable victory at Thetford scoring six tries to make it six wins from six games in Eastern Counties 1.

Thetford 10, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 46

L&Y cruised to another comfortable victory at Thetford scoring six tries to make it six wins from six games in Eastern Counties 1.

For the second successive week they racked up 31 points by half time then relaxed in the final 20 minutes to allow their opponents to come back with some consolation scores, much to the annoyance of captain Danny Simmons and his coaching staff.

Thetford are always an abrasive side and they made L&Y work for every score.

L&Y have to overcome their habit of pressing the self destruct button midway through the second half if they are to beat better teams.

The scoring started when debutant winger Daniel Boardley made a superb 40 metre break, which led to the lineout from which Marc Thomas stole the ball to allow Scott Nelson to send Shaun Woodhouse charging under the sticks for L&Y's first try.

Russ Chapman added a penalty to his conversion, then slotted another conversion after Thomas was sent over by an inside pass from Nelson.

A big scrum on the Thetford 22 laid the base for Thomas to get a second when the big No.8 picked up and burst through three tackles to score.

Chapman converted, then five minutes later dropped a penalty attempt short only for the resulting scrum to yield a try for fly half Nelson with a neat show of the ball and change of direction.

Just before half time a Woodhouse pass was intercepted by Thetford on the L&Y 22 and despite a great tackle from Boardley the home side recycled and spun right for their full back to score.

The second half started with another Chapman penalty, but Thetford were obviously more defiant and the forward battle evened up considerably.

From a scrum on halfway, Nelson chipped through to the Thetford line and great chasing from Lewis Davey and Carl Lewis allowed scrum half Josh Fewkes to poach a try, and shortly afterwards Lewis got one of his own after Thomas looped around Nelson and passed out of the tackle.

The final 10 minutes was all Thetford as first Fewkes was yellow-carded at a breakdown, Thetford's scrum-half ran in a deserved consolation score, then Woodhouse followed his team-mate to the bin for a late challenge.

Swaffham have called off next week's friendly match, so the next game is the crucial home match against newly promoted and highly promising Newmarket.

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