Comeback to savour for Loades
Wymondham 20, Billericay 0: Wymondham extended their home unbeaten run to six as they overcame a committed Billericay pack to record their first victory over the Bees, while keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Wymondham 20, Billericay 0
Wymondham extended their home unbeaten run to six as they overcame a committed Billericay pack to record their first victory over the Bees, while keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Billericay came with one clear intention, having destroyed Wymondham in September - to bludgeon their way to victory.
The hosts were put to the test from the outset but answered in kind, smashing the Bees backwards, denying their big forwards any opportunity of building any momentum.
With Billericay's options exhausted, Wymondham went on the offensive, winning successive penalties that resulted in a try for vice-captain Jonathan Loades, playing his first fixture of the season following an injury.
In the second half Wymondham's front foot aggressive defence began to unsettle Billericay and Tom Wilson slotted a penalty to extend the lead.
- 1 Vehicles worth £50k stolen from Royal Norfolk Show
- 2 Screams of daughter run over by her dad heard by murder jury
- 3 Primary school left without governors after mass walkout
- 4 Former professional dressage rider died in four-vehicle motorcycle crash
- 5 New fishing tackle shop has 'amazing opening day'
- 6 Couple who transformed old mill into unique new home put it up for sale
- 7 John Bailey: Lord Botham, our cricketing angler/conservationist
- 8 Man killed 96-year-old bystander in road rage crash
- 9 First-time publicans transform their local and are already winning awards
- 10 Protests planned against soaring fuel prices
From the restart Wymondham set up a sublime attacking move that released Chris Brown for a 50 metre dash to the line. Wilson converted from the touchline to give the Red and Blacks a comfortable lead.
Loades sealed the game when Stephen Simms kicked a beautifully weighted crossfield kick that saw three Wymondham players, Ian Harris, Alex Brugger and Loades, waiting to pounce. Teenager James Wyatt just failed to convert on an encouraging full debut.