South Woodham Ferrers 18, Lowestoft and Yarmouth 38

Lowestoft and Yarmouth picked up their third away win of the season with their third bonus point success, in the process securing third spot in the league.

They started and finished the game with two sublime 20 minute periods of rugby, scoring three tries in each, which sandwiched a mediocre 40 minutes that allowed SWF to come right back into the match.

Scott Nelson was soon on the scoresheet after dummying his way over down the blindside of a powerful scrum. The home team pulled back a penalty before Kris Nelson finished off a sustained attack by bursting off his brother's shoulder and splitting the SWF midfield. From the kick-off Jake Titterington unloaded to Marc Thomas and the captain drew the last man to send Josh Fewkes over.

SWF then came back into game as L&Y relaxed. They pulled back a try before half-time through their powerful left wing and then got another after the break. On 60 minutes a SWF penalty put them in front 18-17 and the visitors were staring down the barrel of a gun.

However they suddenly woke up and dominated the remainder of the match. First Myles McAlone made a break and from the resulting maul Thomas was driven over. Then some great offloading by Titterington and Adams sent Richard Bristo over the line. To finish off Nelson sent Sutherland through and then followed up to take the pop pass and go over for his second try.


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