After last week's fantastic win for the Norwich Lions, they found themselves low on numbers due to injuries and work commitments, so it was a new look side taking on Old Cooperians.
The home side found themselves dominating play early on, but the Old Cooperians refused to be broken and denied any opportunities. George Pope had to come on to replace an injured Matt Selby moments before the opening try. A rolling maul created space for debutant Stewart Cameron, playing as flanker, for him to go on and grab a try, which wasn't converted.
Norwich increased their lead just before half-time with Cullum capitalising on a mistake by the visitors. He shot to the byline and scored half-way out, which again went unconverted.
The second half saw Norwich continue their dominance, but stout defending saw Old Cooperians only concede the once with scrum half JC Brown touching down after a push from the Norwich pack. O'Brien converted.
The Lions missed two gilt edged chances deep into the second half, which would've sealed the game for them. Instead, they allowed pressure from the away side who managed to steal a try when a ball through bounced kindly for James Perkins to score. With only minutes left Anthony Bottone scored in the corner for Old Cooperians to give them a chance of a comeback, but this wasn't converted.
The game ended Norwich 17-10 Old Cooperians, but the coaches will have plenty to work on in training this week. You can read the full match report here.