Wymondham 52, Newmarket 17

Wymondham recorded their first win of the season in spectacular fashion, ending the game as a contest within the first 15 minutes.

They took the lead when the ball was taken well by the forwards who released the backline and, after a superb break by young Wigney, Simo was sent in for a try, well converted by Wyatt.

From their restart Newmarket could only watch as the forwards released the ball to Sims whose kick on was chased and collected by Wilson, well supported by Simo, who released Brugger to score a good try wide out which again was superbly converted by Wyatt.

Newmarket must have been dreading the restart after what this young home side, with four debutants, had achieved in the first few minutes. However, the kick off this time led to the first line-out and in the ensuing scrum Mickleburgh won a good ball against the head, allowing Wymondham to keep up the pressure.

A scrum in their own half saw the home team going backwards but great tidying up by Wright released Simo again who was only stopped by a superb tap tackle by the No 10. Then Sims released Ferns on a good break which allowed the ball to be spread down the line and Convey to charge through and score, converted by Wyatt. The Newmarket attacks were thwarted by a strong home defence which pressurised them into turnovers and from one of these Sims broke clean through to score near the posts, converted by Wyatt.


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Wilson and Simo were both stopped near the Newmarket line before Wright, Petch and Wyatt's handling allowed Sims to put Simo in for his second try. More attacking play by Wymondham saw Brugger held up over the line after another good move, and then from a scrum Wright forced his way over for a try, which was unconverted.

Right at the end of the half Newmarket's No 10, who had been their most prominent back, produced a very good crossfield kick which was well fielded by the winger who scored in the corner, making the score 40-5 at the break.

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There was no way the second half could possibly be a repeat of the first and, although Wymondham still attacked at every opportunity, Newmarket had reorganised themselves and tightened up their defence.

But Wymondham stretched their lead when good work in the loose by Wright and Ambrose ended up with the ball travelling the backline and Brugger turning his man inside out and scoring a great try, converted by Wyatt.

Against the run of play Newmarket then scored a try from an interception which was unconverted.

Wilson and Brugger were very prominent in attack again, but it was a great run down the right wing by super sub Hess that set up Simo for his hat- trick, and with Wyatt now off, the conversion was missed.

From the kick-off Wilson made a tremendous break well into the Newmarket half, but just failed to release his massed support, and from the breakdown Newmarket took advantage of the lack of cover and scored near the posts.

Newmarket, realising they were within one try of a bonus point, launched themselves at the home defence for the last five minutes, but Wymondham were not going to give the opposition anything and proved that this young side can defend as well as they attack.

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