East Anglia II claim their first victory on final day of a miserable season
- Credit: Archant � 2008
The final match of the Norfolk SRA Premier League season was played this week as bottom of the table East Anglia II achieved their first victory of the season with a 16-8 win over Broadland.
For the visitors Matt Johnson and Jules Crew both won their matches 3-1 beating Hannah Jones and Paul Atterton respectively. The home team drew level as Samuel Henden beat Herman Van D Berg in straight games and Steve Moxey beat Richard Hunt 13-7 in the fifth but the visitors clinched the five bonus points as Elliot Creak won the first string match against William Henden 13-8 14-12 13-11.
Attention in the Premier League now turns to the scheduled end of season play-offs where Bannatyne's are due to host Barnham Broom with East Anglia at home to North Walsham. The final match between the two winners is scheduled for Friday, March 3 with the team which finished highest in the division hosting the match.
There was a full programme of matches in Division One where top of the table Fakenham beat UEA 17-5 to move 24 points clear of their nearest challengers, Barnham Broom II, with both teams having three matches remaining.
East Anglia III who won 15-7 at Diss are in third place with Bannatyne's II who won 18-6 away to bottom of the table Potters Nomads back in fourth. At Diss the East Anglia team picked up three victories at the bottom of the order with Sam Foot and James Norris both winning their matches 3-0 and James Judge beating Paul Newis 3-1. For the home side Dave Rutter beat Nathan Taylor 3-1 and Tom Bobbins won the first string match against Tom Kenny in straight games.
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David Coe was the only one of the Potters Nomads team to win as he beat Anthony Baines 3-1. For the Bannatyne's team Dave Taylor and Rod Taylor both won their matches in straight games while Christian Oliveri came from behind to beat Stuart Supple 3-2 and Mark Thomas won the first string match against David Cook 3-1.
North Walsham II took the local bragging rights against Rossi Rebels as they won 17-9 whilst, finally in Division Two, Barnham Broom III moved up into second place after beating bottom of the table Oasis Exiles 18-10.
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