Game driven by attacking storm

By on 18th February in Fun

Norwich R.F.C. welcomed Rochford Hundred R.F.C. on a very stormy afternoon to Beeston Hyrne this weekend.

Rochford Hundred are chasing for promotion in the league, aware that Norwich have dropped into the relegation zone.

For much of the first half, Norwich had the upper hand and kept the pressure up in the visitor’s half.  However, due to penalties being given away, injuries and a sin bin event, Norwich found it difficult to maintain an advantage.  After a sustained drive by Rochford, they broke through the line and maintained their attacking play; it resulted in them taking the lead at the end of the first half with Norwich trailing by four points.


Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

David Byrne – Man of the Match

Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

Dave Micklethwaite

Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

Head down and hold on!

Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

A late charge from Gareth Leake

Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

Matt Selby

Norwich RFC v Rochford Hundred RFC

Nick Austin

The second half started during difficult weather conditions and was dominated for the first 28 minutes by the stormy weather, which changed shortly before the end of the game to brilliant sunshine.

Each side did their utmost to attack the opposition’s ends and trying to ignore the inclement weather conditions.  After further injuries for the Norwich team, which meant players having to leave the pitch, the visitors took advantage of the home team’s errors and situation, to secure a win.

Final score was Norwich 10 – Rochford Hundred 33

View the full match report by Andy Pott, click here.

Norwich, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will play their next game away at South Woodham Ferrers on the 22nd February.  Norwich’s next home game will be on the 8th March against Saffron Walden.

Good luck!

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