Wymondham RFC face another meeting with Thetford in county final


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

Wymondham beat Norwich Medics 38-5 at Tuttles Lane to book their place in the final of the Norfolk Junior Cup at Holt on Saturday week.

After an even start the hosts got their noses in front when, following great work by Auden Airdrie, Charlie and Billy Duffin and Andy Mackay, Airdrie score an unconverted try to put Wymondham 5-0 ahead.

A little later a good line-out take by Liam Browning saw the ball go down the line and, with Josh Cousens and James Swinborne joining in, Shaun Rix found himself with just enough room to score an unconverted try in the corner.

Medics then reduced the arrears with an unconverted try of their own before a quickly taken free- kick saw the impressive David Blake burst over for a try converted by Charlie Duffin.

With Wymondham 17-5 ahead at the break both sides made changes and they took time to settle back into the game before the hosts eventually got back in control. More great work by the forwards saw the ball fed out and Mackay took a great line to score a nice try which Charlie Duffin converted.

Another good scrum saw ball fed out and Josh Cousens came into the line and delivered a neat little pop pass to Mackay, again running a great line, who burst through to score another try, Charlie Duffin converted to move the lead out to 31-5.

With the game opening up, Swinborne, Chris Collins-Reed, Josh Cousens and Mackay were probing hard and at last more good work by the Wymondham side saw Airdrie score a try which Duffin converted off a post to make the final score 38-5.

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Norwich Medics proved very stiff opposition and Wymondham had to work hard to take control but their season long unbeaten home record has been well deserved and they now move forward to finals day where they will meet Thetford who, although winning the league impressively, have failed to beat Wymondham this season.

So they will be aiming to put that right but Wymondham will want to show why they did the double over them.

With two sides through to the Finals Senior day on Saturday May 6 at Holt RFC and three through to the Age Group Finals day the following Sunday, again at Holt, it has been a good season of cup rugby for the Red and Blacks.