Moment to remember for Dunbar
Norwich 39, East London 8: This was a fine performance by Norwich against a side languishing near the foot of the table who soon demonstrated that they were not there just to make up the numbers.
Norwich started brightly and had an opportunity to open the scoring after three minutes with an penalty which Jay O'Brien pushed just wide.
The visitors started to get into the game and with Norwich conceding five penalties in the first 14 minutes it was no surprise when their fly- half put them in front.
Then Norwich made a hash of dealing with what looked like a harmless kick ahead and the visitors spread the ball wide for their No 13 to canter in near the posts. The easy conversion was missed.
This seemed to spur Norwich into life and they then took control of the game which they never relinquished. After 31 minutes they scored a try from a five metre scrum when man of the match, No 8 Craig Dunbar, crashed over. Moments later, after a wonderful build-up with the forwards piling in towards the opponents' line, Paul Micklethwaite got the touch down. O'Brien converted to put Norwich in front for the first time. Just before half- time he increased the lead to 15-8 with a well struck penalty.
The second half was all Norwich.They scored virtually from the kick-off when skipper Jonny Wheater chased his own kick ahead, hacked on and won the chase to score, with O'Brien converting. Five minutes later Dunbar scored a remarkable try from a set scrum just inside the visitors' half when he picked up and went on the blind side, broke several tackles and outpaced the cover to score again for O'Brien to add yet another conversion.
When Norwich scored again 12 minutes into the half with a try by right wing Dan Coltman after the ball had been moved by the backs the game was over as a contest.
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At this juncture Matt Cartwright replaced Paul Micklethwaite at flanker and Josh Ives came on at full back to replace O'Brien. Norwich continued to attack and were rewarded with a great try just before full-time when Cartwright finished off a move down the right flank.