Wymondham 37, SW Ferrers 39

Wymondham were involved in an amazing high-scoring game on Saturday as a thrilling comeback fell just short.

The injury-hit Red and Blacks were trailing 39-18 with just 10 minutes to play but then scored three unanswered tries to close the gap before running out of time.

All they had to show for their efforts in the end was a couple of bonus points, but these could be vital over the closing weeks of the season as they battle against relegation from Division 3NE.

After trading early penalties, with Steve Simms on target for Wymondham, South Woodham Ferrers scored a couple of converted tries to move 17-3 ahead. Dave Martin then narrowly failed to touch down for Wymondham before an uncoverted try made it 22-3.

Due to selection problems Wymondham had some old heads in the side, with Adrian Anema and Tony Wishart amongst them, and they did a good job for their side, who reduced the deficit when Josh Wright and Pena Sokia combined for the latter to score an uncoverted try. Simms then added a penalty to make it 22-11 to South Woodham Ferrers at the interval.


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Wymondham made a poor start to the second half, losing a man to a yellow card and seeing the visitors stretch their lead to 34-11 with a couple of tries, the second of which was converted.

The hosts replied with Sokia's second try of the game after a good contribution from Harry Anderson-Brown on his first team debut, only for SWF to add another unconverted try to make it 18-39.

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With time running out the game looked over but Wymondham had other ideas and a Martin try, converted by Simms, reduced the arrears before a push-over score from Martin made it 39-30.

It was now game on but sadly for the hosts Wright's converted try came too late for the hosts to go for a dramatic win, although it did ensure some points for their efforts.

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