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Wymondham claim comfortable Norfolk Junior Cup victory over L&Y

PUBLISHED: 16:33 05 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:33 05 February 2017

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Wymondham beat Lowestoft and Yarmouth 27-5 at Tuttles Lane to make progress in the Norfolk Junior Cup.

The hosts got their noses in front when Auden Airdrie supplied Charlie Duffin who fed his backs and great interplay by Josh Cousens, Billy Duffin and Andy Davies resulted in Cousens scoring an unconverted try.

Then Lee Bartlett’s throw was spot on and taken superbly by Liam Browning and fed to James Boggan who charged over for a second try, this time converted by Charlie Duffin.

Wymondham received a yellow card which put them down to 14 men for the rest of the half and allowed them to show their great defensive work, with Shaun Rix, James Swinbourne and Davies putting in stout work to negate any attacking ideas from the opposition.

Back up to 15, Wymondham re-asserted pressure on their opponents after the break and Boggan scored his second try of the game, which went unconverted, to take the score out to 17-0. Unfortunately over exuberance following the score saw Wymondham pick up a red card so they returned to 14 for the rest of the match.

Lowestoft and Yarmouth immediately took advantage of the extra man to score a good, unconverted try of their own through full back Jack Walker.

Getting used to their new formation, and covering the missing man, Wymondham began to settle back into their rhythm and after missing a penalty more good work by the forwards saw the ball spun wide via Cousens and Charlie Duffin to see Rix go over in the corner for a nice unconverted try.

Awarded another penalty, Wymondham decided to run it and Toby Setters’ charge was carried on superbly by Luke Hickey who fed Finbar Conway, as always backing up, to score another good unconverted try.

That’s how it finished and the spectators had witnessed a very good game played in great spirit by both sides.

League action was restricted to re-arranged games and there was a significant one in Eastern Counties One, with leaders Thetford edging a close game at Wisbech 23-19.

The win saw them open up a nine advantage over second placed Wymondham.

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