Leaders Southwold rack up big win over Wymondham

The impressive Callum Anthony in the thick of the action for Southwold against Wymondham. Picture: L

The impressive Callum Anthony in the thick of the action for Southwold against Wymondham. Picture: Linda Cayley - Credit: Archant

Southwold went marching on at the top of the table with another emphatic win.

A low-key start to the game saw Wymondham take a 6-3 lead but everything changed when Wold had a scrum 30 metres out, won the ball well and a series of phases ended with Ben Crick diving over for a try which Luke Wade converted.

Wold began to dominate possession, with the general speed of their play stretching Wymondham more and more, and on 33 minutes the home forwards drove over from a line-out for skipper James Hall to score his first try to make it 15-6.

Two minutes later Hall was in under the posts for his second try after Callum Anthony, who was running the show at 10, again broke the Wymondham line. The Wade conversion stretched Wold's lead to 22-6 at the break.

Wade quickly added another penalty to the tally and five minutes later Anthony put a smart grubber kick through the Wymondham back line and gathered it himself to feed Crick for his second try of the day which was converted by Wade to make it 32-6.


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Wold got their fifth when an excellent move ended with the home pack driving over the line, with skipper Hall getting the touchdown under a pile of bodies for his hat-trick.

A further score came when Jonny Mayall, on as a substitute, made a great break and got within three metres of the Wymondham line.

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Joe Block was backing up on his outside and when Mayall fed him the ball he touched down in the corner for an amazing finish, with the score now 44-6.

Wymondham hit back when they took a penalty quickly and it needed only two sharp passes for them to smash over for a deserved try, which was converted.

Southwold had the final say, however. With only two minutes left Jacob English, who had a great game, burst through the middle at tremendous pace and when he was held he slipped the ball to Crick who ran in strongly to score in the right corner. The ball blew off Wade's tee at the critical moment, making the conversion attempt impossible, leaving the final score 49-13 and Wymondham reflecting on a painful first defeat of the season.

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