This was a big game for Norwich and their nerves showed in the team’s confidence on the pitch.
The game unfortunately did not go as expected for the team sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements as they suffered a disappointing loss. However, they did secure a losing bonus point from the game, which secured their promotion from the London 3 North East league for next season.
After all the dank and freezing weather of the last week, it was so nice to see the sun shining, although with a cutting breeze there was no doubt it was still winter.
Norwich were hesitant in their play giving Beccles the opportunity to have a better game, until the last 20 minutes of the match when Norwich found their stride.
The first opportunity for Beccles to score came with a kick at the goal inside the Norwich half, but it went wide due to the force of the wind. There were a number of scoring attempts at either end of the pitch during the first half, which ended with Beccles having a two point lead.
Beccles dominated up front and kept up the pressure making good ground in the second half. Despite this, Norwich worked their way down the pitch into the Beccles territory, trying to recover ground and eventually put points onto the scoreboard.
However, Beccles made better use of the possession and pushed the play deep into the Norwich half. After a number of infringements and poor line-outs Beccles were allowed to clear the Norwich lines once more.
During the last 20 minutes of the game Norwich found their stride and mounted the pressure which resulted in them scoring, but disappointingly they weren’t able to recover enough to advance the score in their favour.
Final score Norwich RFC 11 – Beccles RFC 17. Congratulations to Beccles!
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