Beccles set to celebrate after bagging league title

Beccles will be in celebratory mood tomorrow when they travel to Wisbech safe in the knowledge that the London Division Three North-East title is theirs - with two games to spare.

Beccles will be in celebratory mood tomorrow when they travel to Wisbech safe in the knowledge that the London Division Three North-East title is theirs - with two games to spare.

Victory over Wests last weekend gave them the title, meaning they can relax a little at Harecroft Road.

It will be a difficult game against a team still hoping to finish in third place, but with the pressure off Beccles will be able to enjoy their rugby and look to continue their winning form.

Wymondham and Lowestoft & Yarmouth will have to settle for mid-table finishes.


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Wymondham go into the home game against Wanstead on the back of three successive defeats. Their opponents arrive having taken Wisbech's scalp - and probably promotion - after recording a shock home win last weekend.

In this final home fixture of the season, Wymondham host a record lunch with 80 places packed into the small clubhouse and Dave Masdin will hope that his final home selection will deliver the goods.

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Following last weekend's heroics in defeat at Basildon, Masdin had hoped to pick an unchanged team, but injuries and unavailability have meant that he has been forced into making six changes to the starting XV.

Mike Rout once again leads the team and will be able to take all of last weekend's positives into the game in the knowledge that the club cannot be relegated.

The seconds are also at home, with a Merit Table fixture against North Norfolk neighbours Holt.

On Sunday the Wymondham Colts have a huge game against Shelford in the semi-finals of the Eastern Counties Colts Cup (12.30pm). The winners face a trip to Bury or Colchester.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth suffered a heavy defeat at South Woodham last week and will be looking to pick up the points against Basildon in their last home match of the campaign.

Jake Titterington is still away so Graeme Newton remains at prop.

Simon Coleman is back in the second row.

Josh Fewkes returns from injury and comes in at full-back. Veteran Ben McElroy comes into the back row and is joined on the other flank by Kristen Taylor-Crisp who usually plys his trade on the wing. Matt Scott retains a wing slot after a positive performance last week.

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