First half blast does the trick

Beccles had a convincing first league win of the season when they beat Billericay at Beef Meadow on Saturday. They raced in to an unassailable first half lead before winning by 32-15.

Beccles 32 - Billericay 15

Beccles had a convincing first league win of the season when they beat Billericay at Beef Meadow on Saturday. They raced in to an unassailable first half lead before winning by 32-15.

Billericay were first on the score sheet with a penalty but after that the first half was all Beccles. Arnold opened the scoring. He cut through the opposition back line before rounding the full back to score. Beccles then scored again. Sale took a quick penalty in the Beccles half. The ball went wide and when Sale picked up the ball again he fed it inside to Porter who crashed over for a score. Wade added a conversion and a penalty to stretch the lead.

The Musker McIntyre man of the match Murray was next on the score sheet when a slick backs move put him through the middle to score a converted try. The next try was the try of the game. It started with the Beccles pack driving the ball forward well. The ball then went wide and Gedney squeezed in at the corner to score. This gave a half time score of 27-3.


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Billericay started to put some play together in the second half. Their big forwards were driving the ball well in the maul. They scored two tries in the second half before Beccles upped their game again.

There was time for one final try for Beccles. Payne received the ball and sent up a cross field kick. Wade was unmarked out wide and managed to catch the ball to touch down at the third attempt.

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This was a good first home league game for Beccles and they will be looking to build on this performance. There is two weeks before the next league game which is away at Basildon.

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