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Broadland-GY edged out

PUBLISHED: 10:08 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:02 30 June 2010

The Broadland-Great Yarmouth 2nd XV line up for the camera.

The Broadland-Great Yarmouth 2nd XV line up for the camera.

Felixstowe 11, Broadland-Great Yarmouth 7

IN a defence-orientated Eastern Counties League game Felixstowe edged a win in the later stages.

Broadland started well and good defence ended a break started by scrum half Simon Ruddick.

Felixstowe 11, Broadland-Great Yarmouth 7

IN a defence-orientated Eastern Counties League game Felixstowe edged a win in the later stages.

Broadland started well and good defence ended a break started by scrum half Simon Ruddick. Broadland were moving the ball well and Ryan Gallie adjusted well to his first game at hooker.

Richard Ruddick set wing Jared Webster on a long run from deep, but again the home side defended well and took the lead through a penalty. Broadland full-back Jake Sewell was performing well against a barrage of Felixstowe kicks as they used the advantage of the wind first half.

The second half began with a steady period of pressure from Felixstowe, this culminated breaking through the middle for a try (unconverted).

Broadland's lock Royce Chiddle bounded through tacklers and over the line, but the referee could not see the ball grounded. Simon Ruddick went through on another break, cut infield before passing to Sewell who side-stepped the full-back before diving over, converted by Doggett.

Play moved up a gear as time was beginning to run down with only a point separating the teams. Veteran lock Andy Riches was in the thick of the action and he and Shawn Tubby were providing the hard graft for the Great Yarmouth side, ensuring the ball was being retained. Mark White and Chris Hewitt came on to provide some fresh legs and Broadland were camped deep in Felixstowe half, but Felixstowe remained composed and cleared.

They added a second penalty. Broadland got the ball comfortably within kicking range but needed the try, and Felixstowe dealt with the pressure, to hold on for the win.

Tomorrow Broadland-Great Yarmouth play host to Holt in the Norfolk Cup, kick off is at 2.15pm at Cobholm playing fields Great Yarmouth.

Tries: Sewell, Con: Doggett 1 of 1. Man of the Match: Andy Riches

Team: J Sewell, J Webster, S Ledgerwood, P Buckley, J Payne, J Doggett, S Ruddick(capt), S Weston, R Gallie, S Tubby, A Riches, R Chidle, A Morrison, R Ruddick, A Towfighi. Replacements: Mark White (48 mins) C Hewitt (55 mins).

Swaffham II 0, Broadland-Gt Yarmouth (Tigers) 0

A fine effort from 15 brave Tigers who stood up to the odds against them and proved that they never give up and that they can play game with the same intensity for 80 minutes.

The first penalty of the game went unconverted by Hawkes. Despite first-half pressure the Tigers were unable to convert action into points and the half finished with the Tigers pointless but unbowed.

The second half kicked off in much the same vein, with the Tigers not being cowed, with backs setting off on some fine driving runs, resulting in a final efort by J Clarke being stopped inches from the line.

Swaffham were able to kick themselves out of trouble with the Tigers making all the play.

Man of the Match: L Howlett.

Team: W Gibbs, G Hawkes, J Dwyer, J Fogg, C Calnon, P Calnon, L Moorehouse, P Crane, J Clarke, R Clarke, T Barber, P Abel, J Pollard, L Howlett, A Charpentier.

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