Photo gallery: North Walsham RFC win fifth successive match with emphatic 41-5 victory against Tabard
- Credit: Hywel Jones
The form book pointed to a home victory and North Walsham duly obliged, running in seven tries at Scottow to make it five wins in a row for the Vikings.
Walsham played well in the first half to be deservedly 24-0 up at the break, but the second-half try count of three to one somewhat flattered them.
A Will Quinn try put the Vikings ahead after 12 minutes, following a 30-metre run from his own 22 by Chris Godwin, some quick recycling and passing, and a deft kick by Rhys Davies-Horne.
Five minutes later Davies-Horne scored himself after Stuart Loose had taken a quick tap-penalty on halfway and Matt Oakes made a penetrating run, with Henry Dewing converting.
As half-time approached the Vikings began to make mistakes in attacking positions. Two tries, one of which was converted, in two minutes just before the break gave the Vikings reward for their dominance.
First, Davies-Horne scored again after Aki Downing had broken three would-be tackles. Tabard's restart then failed to go the requisite 10 metres and Tom Williams broke off from the resultant scrum on halfway, allowing David Treglown to go on a mazy run and Hodgson was in support to give Williams the scoring pass.
The second half saw Tabard pouring forward but the home side's defence was outstanding and Tabard's only reward was a 48th-minute try by Scott Clewlow.
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With 15 minutes left the Vikings extended their lead when Treglown darted through a gap after a maul was halted on the Tabard line, with Dewing converting.
Five minutes later Knight gathered a difficult ball on halfway and brushed aside three defenders before the ball went quickly along the line for winger Cutu Serruys to score in the corner.
The Vikings then rounded off the scoring in the 75th minute with another well worked try, winning turnover ball on halfway and an incisive passing movement set Dewing off on the right and he raced over from 25 metres.
Walsham's second-string Raiders also enjoyed a big victory, winning 64-0 at home against Beccles. The Raiders ran in 10 tries, seven of which were converted by Ted Morgan. Four were scored by scrum-half Dean Blyth, centre Chad Seeley grabbed a hat-trick, No8 Will Martin scored twice and Morgan added the last.