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.
David Byrne – Man of the Match
Head down and hold on!
A late charge from Gareth Leake
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.