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Broadland-GY are kings of the Hill

PUBLISHED: 16:38 25 December 2012

Haverhill 0 Broadland-GY 29

Broadland made a great start when fly half Stuart Murray feigned a pass, before stepping inside to score (converted Murray).

After a number of attempts it was finally lock Sam French who got the ball down for another score (unconverted). Number 8 Adam Towfighi was in great form and was making some fantastic breaks from the base of the scrum as Haverhill struggled to hold Broadland back. Full back Tom Weston broke clean through to go over the line, but an offload to Mossie, provided the winger with the most simple of scores (converted Murray). Broadland led comfortably 19-0 at the half.

In the second half a tap penalty saw Adam Vincent come close to a score, but it was hooker Rye Bilyard who went over from short range (unconverted). Bilyard went over for his second, following a break and a sidestep from the 22 metre line.

Con : Murray 2 of 5

Tries: R Bilyard 2, S French, S Murray, A Mossie

Comm Tech MoM: R Bilyard.

Squad: J Dwyer, R Bilyard, M Jerome, S French, S Coleman, C Hewitt, J Dudley , A Towfighi, P Buckley (c), S Murray, , A Mossie, M White S Howley, ,A Sullivan, T Weston,

Replacements: A Vincent,S Ruddick,B Collings

Thetford II 73 Broadland-GY II 22

Injuries and work commitments saw Tigers travelling to Thetford with 11 players. The home team were kind enough to lend Broadland a player. With the Tigers not able to put out a recognised front row the game started with uncontested scrums. Very early on Thetford used the extra man to great advantage to score a number of tries. Broadland ended the half scoreless.

At the break Thetford gave the Tigers a front row player. Thetford scored straight away from the restart. Nathan Bensley crashed over from the back of a driving maul and this gave the Yarmouth side renewed confidence. Man of the match J Hall, took a great catch in a line-out and veteran A Riches Snr drove the maul on and then peeled off the back to crash over to score. Thetford then rallied and scored with a breakaway try. The visitors never dropped their heads and put Thetford under pressure. A line-out resulting from a penalty was taken easily by J Hall on his Tigers debut, and driven on. Nathan Bensley peeled away to crash over for his second try. A penalty at the restart for dissent was kicked superbly by Rob Dodson giving the Tigers a line-out 10 metres out. An infringement by Thetford at the line-out gave Russ Clarke the chance to take a quick penalty, and a short pass to the front row player that Thetford had lent the Tigers saw him crash over to score against his own club.

The last play saw Thetford score another breakaway try.

Team: A Riches Snr, P Finney(capt), N Bensley, J Hall, J Stanhope-Smith, A Bensley, R Clarke, J Chaplin-Madden, R Dodson, N Rose, J Clarke.

Broadland-Great Yarmouth’s next fixtures are on January 5. The 1st XV travel to Mildenhall, The 2nd XV are home to Crusaders. The 3rd XV have an extended Christmas break and return to action on January 19 when they travel to Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

The club’s annual Boxing Day match, country folk v town folk kicks off at 11.30am.


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