For the first league game of the season, Norwich Rugby Football Club, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, travelled to Stowmarket. However, the weather was not aware of the day’s significance and high cross winds blew across the pitch affecting match play. The pitch was in near perfect condition thanks to the groundsmen, for the first league match of the season for Norwich.
From the start, the flow of the game favoured Norwich, but they were unlucky not to get a penalty from an offside call, before the kick hit the posts.
At the start the sides looked very evenly matched, but the run of play changed and Stowmarket took the lead in the 12th minute giving the home side advantage.
An early scrum for the Norwich team
It was a great effort by Norwich after taking up their position in the new league following their promotion last season, they can be proud of their game considering they had to overcome a high injury count.
Final score Stowmarket 36 – Norwich 7
For full match report please click here
Images from Andy Pott
The next game is against Lowermost & Yarmouth.