Wymondham lead the way
Wymondham Rugby Club's team produced a dominant display to record their 13th successive league victory with a convincing, if unspectacular, home win. This 25-0 win over Stowmarket leaves Wymondham sitting comfortably unbeaten at the top Eastern Counties One.
Wymondham Rugby Club's team produced a dominant display to record their 13th successive league victory with a convincing, if unspectacular, home win.
This 25-0 win over Stowmarket leaves Wymondham sitting comfortably unbeaten at the top Eastern Counties One.
The conditions conspired to prevent a free-scoring first half.
Despite not leaving their opponents' half for the first 30 minutes the home team were unable to register any points.
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The Wymondham back row of Richard Howlett, Tom Coller and Murderer's player of the month Luke Hickey, were on fine form, packing down behind a dominant front five.
Their relentless pressure eventually led to a poor clearance kick which finally allowed the breakthrough. Gavin Shepherd gathered the ball out wide and fed possession back inside to Pena Sokia. The Fijian centre then zig-zagged through the cover defences before touching down under the posts for an easy conversion.
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Just before half-time Sokia was on the score-sheet again when he gathered a ball, neatly chipped though by fly-half Nick Greenhall.
This time full-back Jonny Wyatt was unsuccessful with the conversion attempt.
Wyatt extended the lead to 15 points early on in the second half when Stowmarket were penalised for repeatedly killing the ball.
The home side were now in full swing.
Several forward drives were judged to have been held up over the line, but when the score inevitably came prop Lee Summers emerged from the bottom of the maul to claim the try.
Wyatt added a try of his own when Greenhall found him in space with a long pass.