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Broadland 12, Lakenham Hewitt 0THIS league a match did not yield any points until the 71st minute, when Broadland went over for a converted try. Broadland then sealed the victory with a second try in the closing minutes.

Broadland 12, Lakenham Hewitt 0

THIS league a match did not yield any points until the 71st minute, when Broadland went over for a converted try. Broadland then sealed the victory with a second try in the closing minutes.

Early pressure was all Lakenham but Broadland's defence was solid with a succession of tackles keeping Lakenham at bay. The highlight was a dump tackle on the Lakenham No 8 from outside centre Tommy Simmonds.

Broadland worked their way into scoring territory through some hard work from Adam Towfighi and Andy Riches. A final surge put in by Matt Beckett across the line but he was unable to ground the ball. Wing Jake Sewell also put in a superb run down the side line. Broadland's line-out was working well with hooker George Jarvis linking well with captain Tim Fenn.

Broadland made one replacement at half-time with Sam French joining the pack, this was followed shortly after with Richard Bristo joining the front row. Broadland settled in scrums and fly half Simon Ruddick began receiving some good ball.

Excellent cover from Flankers Andy Hewitt and Ed Dixon that prevented a try. Broadland made their final substitution with Mark White joining the centres.

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Broadland gained a line-out at the Lakenham 22-metre line, a clean catch from Fenn, set the maul and Broadland drove the ball steadily toward the Lakenham line. After sustained momentum. lock Sam French broke from short range, ran over the Lakenham winger to score in the corner (converted by Alfinsinpour).

Broadland's second opportunity materialised minutes later in the form of a scrum 10 yards from the Lakenham goal line. Asa Morrison picked up from the base and carried on before off loading to scrum half Finn Alfshinpour.

He sent the ball across the pitch through the hands of Ashley Lightfoot and Mark White. Leighton Buckley ran a textbook decoy run, raising his hand to take a catch down the sideline and pulling the defence wide, allowing full-back Brad Sutherland, to take the catch and fly through a gaping hole and score (unconverted).

Tomorrow Broadland play host to Lowestoft and Yarmouth in a friendly. Kick-off is at 2.30pm at Cobholm playing fields, Great Yarmouth.

Broadland wore their new strip for the first time (see pictures back page p72), with an all-new design. This was due to the sponsorship of Mudpro Consultants Ltd. Craig Jackson and Tracey Jackson presented the shirts on behalf of Mudpro to club president Andy Riches and club chairman Asa Morrison.

Local company Mudpro, specialises in support services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. For further details visit

The new away strip is available to purchase from David Mobbs Sports, Great Yarmouth for £29, contact him on 01493 855714 for all Broadland playing kit and leisure wear.

Anyone interested in being part of rugby in Great Yarmouth, should contact club head coach Andy Hargrave, on 07702 673259. For further details please visit

West Norfolk III 37, Broadland Tigers 5

Despite only being able to manage 13 players of which only four played in the previous week, Broadland Tigers travelled to King's Lynn in a Merit Table fixture.

Hopes were high with the team compromising a vast amount of experience and arguably being the strongest pack of the whole season, with Simon Legit, Khan Bilyard and Iain Mackintosh stepping in at the last minute.

The home team oaned two players to the travellers, with colts James and Tom filling in on the wing and the centre. Both played well.

During the opening few minutes, dominated by forward play, the teams were evenly matched, but the Tigers began to lose the upper hand, allowing for the way the referee policed the line-out and at the breakdown. This effectively nullifying the efforts of the normally extremely effective back row duo of Abel and Prescott.

West Norfolk scored early in the game with a well-worked try. Broadland, responded in style with Mackintosh standing in at first receiver charging onto a pass from Clarke and barrelling through would-be tacklers to score. All possible as a result of a typical forceful 20-metre run from hooker Khan Bilyard.

This effort was not to be repeated. West Norfolk scored again before the break. The Broadland back division had to live off scraps for much of the game.

Shortly after the kick-off the home side scored under the posts. From the kick-off Mackintosh leapt into the air to gather an accurate and excellently weighted kick by M Pywell and began to rampage down the field, only to be halted by the referee's whistle.

Clarke spent 10 minutes sin-binned for illegal use of the boot at the ruck, during which time the home team scored a penalty and converted try.

In the closing stages Broadland conceded further tries, despite their best efforts, with man-of-the-match Mark Miller making some big tackles, wrapping up and turning attackers and working well with his new second row partner Mark Smart. Other notable performances came from Simon Legit, who dominated in the scrum and Mackintosh, who despite not playing for a number of weeks, put in a great performance at No 8.

The Tigers' next game is a Merit Table fixture at home against Wisbech II. Meet at Cobholm playing fields at 1pm

Team: Hawkes, James, Tom, R Ruddick, Barber, M Pywell, Clarke, Mackintosh, Abel, Prescott, Smart, Miller, Legit, K Bilyard, Moore.