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Southwold surge into third

PUBLISHED: 09:45 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 06 July 2010

Southwold 46, Thetford 12

SOUTHWOLD moved into third place in Eastern Counties One with a comprehensive victory over visitors Thetford.

Southwold scored the opening try in the first five minutes; the ball sped down the backline for Brazilian-born winger Pete Holmes to dot down in the corner.

Southwold 46, Thetford 12

SOUTHWOLD moved into third place in Eastern Counties One with a comprehensive victory over visitors Thetford.

Southwold scored the opening try in the first five minutes; the ball sped down the backline for Brazilian-born winger Pete Holmes to dot down in the corner.

The forwards got in on the act a few minutes later when a quick ruck and fed inside from Chris Withey led to Ali Stockwell-Jones loping in from the 22 to stretch the lead.

Further quick ball from the rampant pack gave Elliot McDaniel a sniff down the blindside, a quick break and a dummy broke the defence for the third try.

Thetford came back and scored two tries through their centre, breaking through weak tackles to take the half-time score to 17-12.

Southwold's superior fitness led to a further five unanswered tries for the home team.

Ben Balls opened the second half account finishing a move in the corner.

Captain Withey followed suit darting through with a trademark show-and-go. A number eight pick up from Day Harvey saw the ball off-loaded to Ben Rouse to score another try for the Wold.

The final saw went to dynamo Ian Flatt who took an inside pass from Withey and motored in.

Southwold will look to take this form away to Newmarket tomorrow.

Man of the Match: Day Harvey.

West Norfolk III 36, Southwold II 12

SOUTHWOLD'S second team made the long trek to King's Lynn to play a full part in an entertaining match.

Wests kindly gave Southwold two players to even things up and a cracking match ensued.

Wests scored first through a determined driving maul.

A good ruck ball by the Southwold forwards in the opposition 22 led to Currie delaying a pass for Kieron Hall to burst through the centres to score underneath the posts. Sam Watson converted.

The half-time score was 10-7, however, Wests put some cohesive rugby together and moved the ball and retained the ball through the phases to break the Southwold defence a further four times.

Southwold did produce a consolation score through man of the match Currie.

West Norfolk 22, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 10

FOR their second away game L&Y once again failed to impress as they went down to a committed and hard-working West Norfolk.

The breakthrough came as L&Y carried the ball forward and then sent it down the three quarter line where Steve Adams found space to cut through the defence to score.

West Norfolk then upped their pace and some woeful midfield defence allowed them to dance through to score. The only other score before half-time was a West Norfolk penalty.

The second half started with exchanges even but it was the home side that made the breakthrough as the number eight picked up and again went over with the L&Y defence seeming non-existent. This was converted.

The visitors closed their gap when skipper Marc Thomas was at the back of a five-metre scrum that muscled its way over the West line.

Just as it looked as if L&Y would give their support some hope the hosts sealed the win with another converted try.

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