Neighbours should produce style clash
West Norfolk travel to Fakenham for an Eastern Counties League clash of styles this weekend. Fakenham, particularly on their own somewhat narrow pitch, can be expected to produce a game based on the driving power of their forward pack.
West Norfolk travel to Fakenham for an Eastern Counties League clash of styles this weekend.
Fakenham, particularly on their own somewhat narrow pitch, can be expected to produce a game based on the driving power of their forward pack.
West, whose pack have gone very well this autumn, will look to counter with some forward power of their own, especially as they hope to have Douglas back at loose head to add power to the set scrums.
West must fancy themselves to get more than their share of line-out ball through the majestic Cook and his partner Brundle, but this game could be won or lost in the back row, where securing the loose ball is vital.
The West Norfolk back division is still to produce consistent form this season, but given ball, and in the unlikely event of space they are well able to conjure up some magic. Nielson-Vold has been a real find this season and Singleton, Corlett, and Lunnun have undoubted ability and class.
After last week's disappointment, Lowestoft & Yarmouth will be looking to getting back into the winning habit when they entertain Woodbridge. The front row sees one change, with Jonathan Pitts starting as hooker and Chris Howe on the bench. The second row pairing of Simon Coleman and Ollie Curtis should give their side the edge, but an improvement from last week is required. In the back row, exciting new signing Lewis Davey starts on the flank with Matt Sole and John Mills alongside him.
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Josh Fewkes remains at scrum half, Kiwi Byron Clarke is at inside centre and welcomed back after injury is Kris Nelson at outside centre. Matt Howell reverts back to the wing.
Graeme Newton provides the front row cover from the bench and the versatile Ben McElroy covers the three quarter and back row requirements.