December 5 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 28, 2013
West Norfolk will be looking to keep up their fine start to the season when Ipswich YM visit Gatehouse Lane.
West have won both of their Greene King Eastern Counties Division One matches so far while their Suffolk opponents today have lost their two fixtures.
A resounding 59-17 derby victory over Swaffham on Saturday has further excited those in Wests colours. But captain Lawrence Savage insists there is still more to come.
“I’m extremely proud of the lads and the efforts they put in at Swaffham,” said Wests’ skipper.
“It was a tremendous team performance. However, the most satisfying thing is that we came off the field a little deflated as we still feel we have more to give.”
Monty Maule delivered a powerhouse display to help his side win the first competitive senior league fixture between the two clubs.
And coach Chris Bird is certain Wests’ players are now reaping the rewards of their hard work during the close season. He said: “The hard work put in over the summer has been the key, with fitness coming to the fore. Once we develop our playing style, I’m sure teams will struggle to keep up with our pace.”
The mauling was Swaffham’s first home defeat in 18 months as they continue to try to get to grips with higher-level rugby.
The Division Two champions have lost both of their opening games and travel to fellow promoted outfit Broadland – Great Yarmouth this weekend looking to pick up their first points of the 2013/14 term.
Assistant coach and chairman Ian Milligan said: “Saturday was a tough day for Swaffham but credit must go to West Norfolk. It was a fiercely contested match but it was played in an admirable spirit. There is lots to work on but another three tries has demonstrated that the side can compete at this level.”
Daniel Spencer should be available after suffering a blow to the head during the game. The scrum half was taken to hospital with concussion and was discharged on Sunday.