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Wymondham back in danger zone

PUBLISHED: 09:22 03 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 14 July 2010

Wymondham slipped back into the London 4NE relegation zone as they were punished for conceding a number of soft tries, losing 24-18 to visitors South Woodham Ferrers.

Wymondham slipped back into the London 4NE relegation zone as they were punished for conceding a number of soft tries, losing 24-18 to visitors South Woodham Ferrers.

The home side dominated the majority of the first half and took the lead after just under 15 minutes when quickly recycled ball was slickly handled by Neil Harris, Tom Wilson and then Richard Dodd, who scored in the corner.

South Woodham Ferrers hit back in the 35th minute with a well worked try from Ryan Marshall.

It was a stunned Wymondham who suddenly who then went behind as straight from the restart they failed to make a single tackle as the visitors burst through, with former England U16 centre Leon Gateson touching down under the posts. Andrew Williams gave the visitors a four-point lead at half time.

Wymondham's plight deepened at the start off the second half when winger Wayne Duggan scored in the corner. Lee Summers then gave way to Dave Sillett as the 41-year-old made his home debut off the bench and the prop was an instant hit, scoring a debut try as Wymondham started to drive into the visitors with some purposeful forward play.

Wymondham went in search of another score but went down to 14 when Harris was shown a yellow card which was soon to be compounded as SWF skipper Craig McClellen scored a fine counter-attack try.

Then McClellan was in support to score after Duggan was brought down short by Wilson and Williams' conversion gave SWF an eleven-point lead.

Wymondham continued to fight and managed to claw one score back. Prop Aaron Swanborough's deft chip ahead gave Sam Clover the opportunity to score in the corner - but the hosts were unable to complete the comeback.

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