Southwold get home draw in second round of Senior Vase

PUBLISHED: 08:42 20 October 2017

Action from the Watton U16 v Lowestoft & Yarmouth U16 match. Picture: Amanda Steel

Action from the Watton U16 v Lowestoft & Yarmouth U16 match. Picture: Amanda Steel


Lowestoft & Yarmouth and Southwold both return to London Three Eastern Counties action tomorrow afternoon after having a weekend off.

Southwold were due to travel to Cheshunt in the first regional round of the RFU’s Senior Vase competition last Saturday, but were handed a walk-over by their scheduled hosts.

They will be at home to Wisbech in the second round on November 18.

With five straight wins behind them, Wold will be aiming to maintain their perfect league record when they host Ely but it won’t be easy, with their visitors having won four and drawn one so far.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth, rooted to the foot of the table after losing all five of their games with a minus 261 points difference, will be looking to get their season up and running when they host a Thetford side who have won four and lost one so far.

Meanwhile Lowestoft & Yarmouth U17s travelled to Norwich following the Stowmarket festival the week and suffered a narrow 24-17 defeat.

Tries from Marcus and Jack gave L&Y a 12-0 lead but the momentum shifted moments later when, after a scuffle in the middle of the park, Marcus was given a red card.

The scores were level at the break and Norwich then went 17-12 ahead. Ryan then touched down for the visitors but Norwich went on to win a very tight and exciting encounter.

The Under-11s travelled to Southwold, with Beccles also in attendance. They came from behind to beat Beccles 5-4 and the made Southwold work hard for their 4-3 win.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth U16s followed up their convincing win away at Hadleigh in their opening game of the season with 51-19 win against a strong Watton side.

The hosts scored first but L&Y were quickly back on level terms with a fine score of their own from hooker Danny.

L&Y then took the lead through Alejandro and the visitors were 22-14 up at the break following tries from second row Alfie and inside centre Tommy.

In a great game for the spectators L&Y continued to attack after the break, scoring further tries.

Alejandro went on to complete an impressive hat-trick while there were also touchdowns from captain and scrum-half Tom, Ryan and Aaron.

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