Walsham in great form
North Walsham Warriors 30, Beccles II XV 17
RUGBY: The Warriors, without a game for several weeks, had an enjoyable and competitive game with Beccles and despite trailing by two points at the break regained the lead with an Alex Lampert penalty, after which the lead was extended and never lost.
Four tries from the back-rowers Will Crossley, with a hat-trick, and Gideon Rossouw and a fifth from scrum-half Jack Andrews, converted by Lampert, were enough to see them through although Beccles were good value for their three scores.
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It took a serious rearguard action from the entire Walsham squad who were pinned in their own half for about 75 per cent of the game to see them topple Shelford in the final pool game of the Eastern Counties Cup.
With two minutes of the first half remaining the game was still scoreless, but from a scrum on their own 22-metre line the ball was shipped to centre Tony Fletcher who side-stepped his way all of 70 metres to Shelford's line, with Harry Barrett adding the conversion.
Shelford missed with penalty kicks either side of the break and finally broke the Walsham defence with eight minutes left, a converted try levelling the scores.
From then on it was all Walsham as the pack took control with some of the finest forward play, at any level, seen at Scottow for a very long time, resulting in tries for Ben Place and Seth Rodger and a solid win.
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