Crusaders 10, West Norfolk 29

West Norfolk perfectly set themselves up for this weekend's re-arranged home clash with leaders Stowmarket by making every moment of wind advantage count at Crusaders.

West are only three points behind their Suffolk rivals but still have to play them twice, and on Saturday's evidence they will will have reason to be confident going into the first of them.

Though they would have played against the strong wind in the first half had they won the toss, West made sure they would have plenty of leeway after the interval by racking up 29 unanswered first half points.

Sean Brundall swiftly got the ball rolling with the first of four tries, converted by Ed Maule, who almost immediately added a penalty.

Further tries followed from Michael Skinner, Anthony Trims and Sam Greenwood with Maules converting two of them.


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As expected, Crusaders had most of the territory in the second half but only managed a penalty and a converted try in response.

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