Wymondham pip Crusaders in thrilling derby clash

Matthew Howell bursts through for Southwold in their derby win over Lowestoft & Yarmouth. Picture: L

Matthew Howell bursts through for Southwold in their derby win over Lowestoft & Yarmouth. Picture: Linda Cayley - Credit: Archant

Wymondham completed the double over their neighbours thanks to a late try from Jamie Hunter.

It was the hosts who made the better start in front of a good sized crowd, going ahead with an early try from Rob Loone.

Wymondham hit back when a maul split following a good line-out catch, and returning old head Lee Summers managed to crash over.

Crusaders got their noses in front again through Ryan Harrison – but again there was a response as winger James Swinbourne completed a good move to score.

The second half began with all to play for and Wymondham went ahead when second row Josh Wright made a blinding dart off the back of a maul and stretched out to place the ball over the line.


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Again Crusaders replied to score in the corner through Loone, but with six minutes remaining the visiting backs were given good ball for full-back Hunter to score in the corner. Now one point behind, Crusaders kept pressing, but there was no way through.

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