Beccles set sights on first victory

LONDON 2NE: Beccles face a tough away trip to high flying Romford & Gidea Park tomorrow knowing that a first win of the new campaign is within their grasp.

With Wilson unavailable, changes will be made in the second row, with this decision being left until the last minute.

Beccles will however have back influential scrum half Sale for this fixture, having been unavailable last week. Outside of these changes the starting XV will take the same shape to that which narrowly lost to league leaders Braintree last week.

One likely addition to the squad will be Hinsley, who is yet to take part in the league campaign due to a pre-season injury.

His experience and presence in the line-out will bring an extra edge to the team and galvanise the forward pack.

Opponents Romford and Gidea Park will be a tough nut to crack, having won all three of their matches so far, their latest success coming at Sudbury, where they triumphed 37-6.

n There is a full programme of action in the Greene King Eastern Counties League, with the pick of the matches at Little Melton, where Crusaders put their unbeaten Division One record on the line against early pacesetters Stowmarket, who have won all three of their matches.

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West Norfolk will be aiming to maintain their perfect record when they travel to Woodbridge, who have lost both their games, while Holt travel to Ely and Fakenham, who shipped over 100 points last Saturday, visit Ely.

Lakenham Hewett are in league action in Eastern Counties Two when they travel to Dereham on Saturday. After a tough first league game last week, ending in a 22-0 defeat to Mistley, Lakenham are hoping for a convincing win against a Dereham team that finished bottom last season.

It is an exciting time at Lakenham, with their game plan starting to take effect and new players impressing alongside the well established squad.

Thetford will have a point to prove when they entertain Hadleigh in their first home league fixture of the new campaign. Last week they were on the wrong end of a real trouncing, losing 101-0 at Ipswich YM.