Norwich Lions sink their teeth into local rivals

By on 18th December in Fun, Our Company News

This weekend it was Norwich R.F.C. who had to travel just over the county border into Suffolk to play Lowestoft & Yarmouth R.F.C.   This game was equally important for both teams as they were in the relegation zone… so a win was vital.

Norwich dominated the first 20 minutes and the last 10 minutes of the first half, but their attacks were defeated. It was a frustrating first half for both sides without any points being scored.

The second half started with excitement for the Lowestoft & Yarmouth team as they pushed hard into the Norwich half.  With a selection of tries, penalty kicks and conversion attempts points see-sawed back and forth for both teams.   In the dying minutes of the game Norwich launched an attack, going over the corner to give them a one point lead, just before the final whistle.

With a huge sigh of relief Norwich won by the skin of their teeth and claimed the four points.  It was a very tight game and Lowestoft & Yarmouth will have been bitterly disappointed to loose after all their hard work.

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-1

Matt Selby back from injury

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-3

The defensive line of Lowestoft tries to stop Rob Micklethwaite going through 

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-11

Wheato powers forward

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-9

Whiskin takes the ball forward

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-7

Breaking the line Dave Micklethwaite runs through

Nowich v Lowestoft & Yarmouth away-5

 From the back of the scrum David Byrne breaks the line

The final score was Lowestoft & Yarmouth 12 – Norwich 13
For the full match report by Andy Pott click here

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