Vikings must banish rugby blues

NORTH Walsham must go to Hertford on Saturday without dwelling on last week's poor performance. The coaches will have reviewed the video of the game but it will only confirm what they already know and they will be hell bent on addressing the shortcomings.

NORTH Walsham must go to Hertford on Saturday without dwelling on last week's poor performance. The coaches will have reviewed the video of the game but it will only confirm what they already know and they will be hell bent on addressing the shortcomings.

With Stuart Loose having completed the suspension handed down following his red card, and Adie Ball and Iain Beck due to return from injury, there are bound to be changes to the line up.

With recent signing Lee Summers settling into the front row Loose may well have to content himself with a place on the bench. Beck a key man in the lineouts could displace Chris Kent and like Loose could start on the bench.

Adie Ball, having missed two games with stitches above and below his left eye, has had a good season since settling at outside centre and his return could mean a shuffle in the back line.


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When the sides met earlier in the season Walsham blew a six-point lead and lost by a single point to a late penalty. They have never won at Hertford in three visits. Discipline in recent weeks has shown a big improvement. The trend must continue as in Neill Barrella, Hertford boast the fifth best kicker in the division.

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After three successive wins, hopes of an upset win over their high-flying visitors vanished when they conceded two tries in the first 15 minutes. By half-time Jersey were out of sight at 29-8 and by the end had run-in seven tries.

Wisbech 2nd XV 7, North Walsham Warriors 10

The Warriors kept up their winning run in an ugly and at times ill-tempered game. A try from Alan Hepburn converted by Dean Blyth gave them the lead. The home side picked up four yellow cards.

A 40-metre break by man of the match Blyth ended with a penalty which he slotted from wide out.

A converted try in the final 10 minutes brought Wisbech back into the game but stout defence in the midfield prevented a further score.

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