Two big Norfolk derby clashes in London Three Eastern Counties
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Two big Norfolk derbies await in London Three Eastern Counties tomorrow.
Third-placed Thetford travel to Little Melton to take on Crusaders, fresh from a 66-21 home win over Wymondham last Saturday which stretched their winning streak to four matches.
Crusaders have not win since beating Lowestoft & Yarmouth on the opening day but have stabilised since a heavy 92-0 defeat to Southwold, losing 25-15 at West Norfolk last weekend.
The other derby comes at Wymondham, where the hosts will take on Holt as they look to bounce back from that defeat at Thetford.
Holt have won six of their seven games since dropping down from London 2NE, winning 20-8 at Wisbech a fortnight ago but being left without a game last time out due to L&Y conceding.
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The hosts have won three and lost four of their matches, to sit eighth in the table, but have only tasted defeat once at Tuttles Lane in over 16 months.
Tom Baxter, Andy Mcalister and Andy Davies are all ineligible but Wymondham are bolstered by the return of Jamie Boggan, Andy Mackay and Finbar Conway. Josh Wright makes his long-awaited comeback from the injury he sustained at Crusaders, whilst James Swinborne and Onisimo Sigakalele make up an exciting back three with Josh Cousens.
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Head coach, Dave Howard, said: 'We're playing Holt this weekend, and with them coming down from London Two, it will be a huge challenge, however with a strong squad and good determination we believe we are capable of causing an upset.'
Elsewhere, Southwold welcome West Norfolk to The Common as they attempt to keep pace with Stowmarket, where they were beaten 23-17 last weekend to be leapfrogged at the top of the table.
West arrive with their tails up after picking up their second victory of the campaign in their home win over Crusaders.
Bottom-of-the-table L&Y are due to host Woodbridge, if they can shake off the injury crisis which meant they were unable to put out a front row and had to concede their game at Holt last Saturday.