Beccles let it slip in final 20 minutes

OLD STREETONIANS 27, BECCLES 15: Beccles' search for their first league win since promotion continues after another away defeat.

They were leading after 60 minutes but the hosts their battled back to take the points.

Beccles had a full squad to choose from with the exception of Payne. Murray continued at fly-half in his absence while Hinsley came back in to the backrow.

Beccles started well, kept the opposition pinned in their own half and were rewarded with a try. Rob Wilson set up a maul short of the line and Wade was able to break from the back and over the line to score. The conversion was missed.

Old Streetonians battled back and went in front with a couple of penalties but Wade soon restored the Beccles lead with a penalty of his own to make it 6-8 at the break.

Beccles again had a good start to the second half. After a break from Musker McIntyre man of the match Rayner was stopped just short of the line the ball found its way out to Carver on the wing who sneaked over in the corner. Wade added an excellent conversion from the touchline.

Old Streetonians hit back straight away with a try from the back of a scrum and then went into the lead with another try. As Beccles pushed to get back in to it a pass was intercepted and Old Streetonians scored under the posts.

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Beccles need to find some winning form and will be looking to start with victory over the side just above them in the table when they host Harlow on Saturday. This is a must-win game for Beccles if they are to survive in this league.