Enfield Ignatians 6, North Walsham 6

North Walsham outside half Henry Dewing's two successful penalties from two, versus counterpart Adam Smith's two from three, secured what was probably a fair result, following a long afternoon's toil in driving rain at Donkey Lane.

With the Vikings already promoted and the home side safely in mid- table, both teams took to the field with some key players missing. This gave Raiders' team manager Tony Marcantonio a chance to see several of his table topping side performing together at a higher level.

Shane van Vuuren, in his 90th game in green and black, touched down an Enfield kick ahead in the first two minutes, before Chad Seeley, on the other wing, was bundled into touch on the counter.

Oliver Dyke joined the line from full back and Pena Sokia was getting over the gain line in the centre, but neither side could gain much traction on the greasy surface, one scrum having to be reset five times.

Gerald Hegarty was prominent in the loose and Tom Coller did well at the line-out, but the crosswind made throwing in a difficult task for both hookers. Walsham began to take an edge in the scrum and pressurised the home goal line in the second quarter, but couldn't quite manage the final thrust.

Dewing scored the first penalty and despite the conditions Chris Kent and Matt Oakes were well up around the park and Dean Blyth had a good afternoon at scrum half.

Enfield started the second period with Smith's first penalty on 42 minutes, before van Vuuren was held back after a kick ahead to the line, Smith receiving a yellow card.

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A Coller line-out pick and drive was stopped on the line before Dewing hit his second penalty. Then Aki Downing was caught offside, but Smith was off target with his kick.

Into time added on for injury, Smith was successful with a penalty, to again draw the sides level, and eventually, with the clock on 91 minutes, the final whistle sounded, to the relief of all.

Next weekend sees the final league game of the season, the postponed fixture away at Old Streetonians.