Chelmsford 27, Beccles 24

Beccles turned in their best display of the season, with all their players raising their games to bring two bonus points back to Suffolk.

Chelmsford took advantage of some poor kicking and scored two early counter-attacking tries. Following some words from skipper Lake the Bulls then turned the game on its head and played some fantastic team rugby.

Eventually both territory and possession were rewarded with two superb team tries.

The first was scored by ever present prop Porter following strong surges from Ling and Starkes and a well executed lineout take from the improving Coleman. The second was scored by quick thinking scrum-half Izuzquiza, who slipped through numerous tackles to score under the posts.

This was followed up by a Bulls converted penalty following a typical power house burst from Vasey-Lark before Chelmsford scored a third converted try before the break.


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After a focused team huddle the Bulls then went about playing their best 40 minutes of team rugby this season.

They soon rattled the home team and the in-form Davey-Durak scored a try out wide out, his third in as many weeks.

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The home side then converted a couple of penalties but the Bulls quickly stormed back and some great forward power plays and super flowing back play eventually resulted in the man of match Wade crashing over for their fourth try and valuable bonus point.

With three of their remaining four games at home Beccles remain very positive about survival and are looking forward to playing host to high-flying Basildon on Saturday.

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