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L&Y on track for title

PUBLISHED: 11:54 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:18 03 July 2010

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 45, Cantabridgians 7

L&Y got their league campaign back on track by thoroughly outclassing a big, physical Cantabs team.

L&Y now lead EC1 by four points plus a game in hand over Newmarket, and only a disaster should see them not winning the league.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 45, Cantabridgians 7

L&Y got their league campaign back on track by thoroughly outclassing a big, physical Cantabs team.

L&Y now lead EC1 by four points plus a game in hand over Newmarket, and only a disaster should see them not winning the league.

A third scrum steal after 10 minutes allowed No.8 Marc Thomas to break blind and go through three tackles for the first try for L&Y.

Soon after, Jake Titterington set up lock Russ Wilkinson for his second try in as many games.

Russ Chapman converted before Brad Sutherland scored a superb solo effort in the corner.

Chapman converted wonderfully from the sideline, and then added to another fine performance by racing through to the posts to give himself another easy kick, and L&Y a 26-0 lead at half time.

A neat chip from man-of-the-match Kris Nelson set up a 5m scrum, from which Chapman darted and replacement lock Simon Coleman crashed over the line.

L&Y eventually saw Scott Nelson skilfully pass out of a double tackle for Howell to touch down.

Nelson was also at the heart of the next try as Sutherland, on the burst, put Ben McElroy away in the corner.

Chapman converted the last two tries, with Cantabs finally making inroads after kicking a penalty into the corner from where their flyhalf, James Setchell bundled through in midfield for a consolation score converted by Sammy.

Tomorrow L&Y face Holt away in the league in another league game which will act as a tough prelude to their EDF Junior Vase semi-final away in Cornwall on March 21.

L&Y are looking for some financial help to aid them in the perfect preparation for their EDF Vase semi-final against Liskeard Looe in Cornwall.

The nine-hour trip down to the south west requires an overnight stop on the Friday night, and then another stop on Saturday night after the game.

The club is looking for sponsors to help with accommodation costs.

Call Matt Jary on 07734 599508 to offer assistance.

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