Southwold punished for high penalty count


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Any team that gives away 26 penalties is likely to end up on the losing side and that proved to be the case in this match.

The hosts took the lead when Charlie Smith crashed over and, after a couple of East London penalties, made it 12-6 as Duncan Hume touched down.

As the home infringements continued East London then turned the game on its head and were 21-12 ahead at the break.

The visitors then pulled away with a penalty and a well taken try but Southwold were not finished and Smith scored a another great try to the right of the posts, with Luke Wade's conversion closing the gap to 10 points.

Ten minutes later the gap was narrowed again when London dropped the ball from their own line-out and James Barton pounced on the loose ball, kicked ahead and gathered to score in the corner. Wade missed the conversion but later kicked a penalty to complete the svcoring.

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