Lowestoft & Yarmouth pack a punch to secure win over Wymondham

WYMONDHAM 6, LOWESTOFT & YARMOUTH 31: Wymondham came into this game knowing that the experienced Lowestoft pack would be a problem and so it proved in a comfortable away win as, for the second week running, they failed to breach a solid defence.

Wymondham took the lead in the 10th minute when James Wyatt struck a good penalty from a difficult angle. Lowestoft's Russ Chapman then failed with a simpler opportunity within seconds but L & Y were now camped in the Wymondham 22 and it wasn't long before the line was breached with a lovely bit of team play from a line-out on the left.

Myles McAlone cut back from the centres to make some yards and charges by Marc Thomas and Jake Titterington sucked in enough defenders for Scott Nelson to send Chris Howe strolling over unopposed. Chapman made the first of his four successful conversions, and L&Y soon stretched further ahead with a two try burst by Nelson.

He got his first after Thomas quickly took the ball on from a scrum penalty, and smart recycling allowed him the space to cut through.

The second came from a stolen scrum deep in L&Y territory. Thomas broke right, combined well with winger Josh Fewkes who burst down the flank and found Nelson storming up the middle. Desperate defence forced him to crash comically into the post protector and over the line.

As half-time approached Wymondham's Wyatt grabbed his second penalty and then saw his third and most difficult attempt from 45 metres strike the posts.

With a mountain to climb Wymondham came flying out of the blocks in the second half and should have scored when they created a three on one overlap but much like last week the final pass went astray. .

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Marc Thomas then scored from a scrum close to the Wymondham line to give L&Y the bonus point. Chapman got Lowestoft's final points of the game with another penalty.

Wymondham continued to make a fight of the game with Jack Peacock and James Wyatt continually looking to break through and in the final seconds in a length of the field move Stephens Simms was bundled into touch within inches of the line.