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Raiders warm up for cup showdown with dramatic win

PUBLISHED: 16:30 23 February 2017

North Walsham's Harry Downing in possession suring Saturday's game against Fullerians. Picture: HYWEL JONES

North Walsham's Harry Downing in possession suring Saturday's game against Fullerians. Picture: HYWEL JONES

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With no game for the Vikings it will be North Walsham Raiders who take centre stage at Scottow when they face old rival Diss Saracens in the second round of the Woodfordes Norfolk Bowl,

The sides have met twice this season in Eastern Counties Two North, with the away game drawn 12-12 and Diss just edging the recent return fixture 19-17 so a close encounter is envisaged on Saturday.

Last weekend the Raiders beat visitors Norwich Union 27-24, with the winning try coming from the final play.

In a see-saw encounter tries from Vilikesa Vurewa and Adam Dye kept the scoreboard rolling in the first half while Walsham were awarded a penalty try in the second.

With Norwich Union taking a narrow lead into the final minute full back Ethan Benney burst down the left wing, unloading as he was tackled, and young Michael Mulhall went in behind the posts and Henry Hunt completed the scoring.


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