Vikings' cup trip

Two weeks after they suffered defeat against Old Albanians in the London League, North Walsham again head south for another meeting, this time in the second round of the RFU Intermediate Cup.

Two weeks after they suffered defeat against Old Albanians in the London League, North Walsham again head south for another meeting, this time in the second round of the RFU Intermediate Cup.

For the travelling supporters the final 20 minutes of the previous game was something of an embarrassment as the Vikings leaked points at the rate of one a minute. This after having run in three stunning tries to take a nine-point lead immediately after the interval.

Hopefully lessons have been learned from that defeat and Walsham will be able to restore some pride as well as giving themselves a confidence boost.

There will be inevitable changes as Lee Harrison and Chris Kent are both unavailable this week.


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There is always the possibility that as the cup does not carry the same importance as the league the coaches might take the opportunity to “blood” a couple of youngsters and rest regulars.

The Raiders should be hosting Barking. The Warriors will host Southwold 2nds in a friendly and will again field a side of youth and experience.

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Both games kick-off at 2pm.

Saturday's home defeat by Luton 16-12 was another match the Vikings should have won. Three of the penalties they conceded were put away and they missed their three. Treglown scored and converted the first try, Howlett touched down the second.

North Walsham Raiders lost 28-8 to Richmond Saxons' strong second string.

The first half was fairly tight and Walsham were a couple of points adrift at the break, their scores coming from a Stephen Simms penalty and a charge down try for skipper Ollie Arnold.

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