Dominant Wymondham make hard work of it

Despite dominating for long periods Wymondham kept their opponents in the hunt to the very end before securing an important victory.

Wymondham 10, Dagenham 0

Despite dominating for long periods Wymondham kept their opponents in the hunt to the very end before securing an important victory.

However much credit must go to the visitors, who kept a rampant Wymondham at bay, restricting them to just one try when it could easily have been five.

After a scoreless first half Wymondham took just a minute to take the lead, Barry O'Sullivan evading several tackles to score near the uprights, landing Tom Wilson a simple conversion. In response Dagenham should have levelled the scores in the next move but they squandered a three-to-one overlap.

Wilson then increased Wymondham's lead with a neatly struck penalty and this was the Red and Blacks' final score, although Chris Brown and O'Sullivan both wasted glorious chances to increase the home side's lead.

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t Canvey Island 22, Low and Yar 22

Lowestoft and Yarmouth put their poor away record behind them to return from second placed Canvey Island with a well deserved point.

A pattern of home wins and away defeats came to an end as the visitors turned in a battling performance in difficult conditions.

Scott Nelson, Mark Thomas and Myles McAlone scored the tries for Lowestoft and Yarmouth, with Lewis Davey converting one of them and also scoring a penalty.

With the sides locked together at 22-22 Canvey Island piled on the pressure near the end but they were unable to find their way through a determined defence.

t Holt 23, Crusaders 13

Crusaders had won all of their previous three visits to High Kelling - but it was Holt who won this time.

After 10 minutes play they earned a five metre scrum, from which Child broke to score a try. Allen then added a penalty for Holt before Crusaders replied with a converted try to make it 8-7 at the break.

Crusaders took the lead from penalty and quickly regained the initiative after Allen had scored for Holt. With time running out the hosts hit back in style from two driving mauls following line-outs in the Crusaders' 22 when Child completed his hat-trick of tries.

The win consolidated Holt's fourth position in Eastern Counties One with their eighth win of the campaign. Leaders Newmarket won 63-0 at Fakenham while Thetford were forced to concede their scheduled fixture at Woodbridge.

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