Vikings have high hopes
FRUSTRATION for North Walsham Rugby Club again last week as for the third time this season their scheduled games were cancelled.Worried about possible adverse traffic conditions, Old Albanians called off at mid-day on Friday.
FRUSTRATION for North Walsham Rugby Club again last week as for the third time this season their scheduled games were cancelled.
Worried about possible adverse traffic conditions, Old Albanians called off at mid-day on Friday. This was probably too early as by Saturday morning all main routes were fully clear and the Scottow pitch perfectly playable. To compound the frustration Cambridge called off their game against the Raiders, citing not enough players to field a side, while the Warriors game against Holt was called off for the same reason.
Saturday's opponents Tring won the away encounter but many of the Walsham travelling support felt that it was a game that could and should have been won. The Hertfordshire side have had a similar season to Walsham, having played and won one game more than the Scottow side but in doing so have conceded over 100 points more, so a win should be well within Walsham's compass.
Selection may prove a problem again as Stuart Loose faced a disciplinary hearing today following the receipt of a red card against Barnes, but the club are expected to cite his previous good record of over 320
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On the positive side, centre Adie Ball is due to resume having had a three-week lay-off following his concussion and clearance has been received for Jason Applin to make his return.
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Spectators who arrive early for the 3pm kick-off will be able to watch the first half of the Raiders game against Diss 2nd XV in the Eastern Counties 2nd team Cup or the Warriors Merit table game with UEA Medics - both games starting at 2.15pm.