Norwich Rugby Club Scrape a Victory

6th October, 2014

The Anglian sponsored rugby club were on their travels to St Albans at the weekend, and it turned out to be a very close encounter in the RFU Intermediate Cup.

Norwich had a slightly changed squad due to injuries and unavailable players, which meant the pack had a very new look. George Pope and Mike Currie were put into the front row with Stuart Seppings and Chris Drohan in the second row.

Norwich took the lead early on against the run of play. St Albans piled on the pressure, but kept giving away penalties, which lead to Norwich getting the break and Michael Campton-Smith was able to go over in the corner. The conversion was missed.

Norwich Rugby Club vs St Albans

The lead only lasted until the stroke of half-time as a stray line-out was picked up by Dan Towson who burst away and scored a try, which was superbly converted by Trude.

Norwich regained the lead with a non-converted try through Tennant. His turn of pace allowed him to score his first try for the club during what was a tough spell for the Lions.

St Albans, again, came straight back at Norwich with a kick being gathered by Towson. He ran through the defence and fed it to Sayers who touched down, but this time the conversion was missed.

Following a stoppage for an injury to Seppings, Norwich managed to steal the lead through Doug Greenwood. He ripped the ball out of a maul and ran to score half way out, this time Jay O'Brien converted putting the score at 17-12 to Norwich.

The game had more twists and turns yet as St Albans grabbed the lead following some poor passing amongst the backs. Trude grabbed the ball and scored under the posts for an easy conversion.

Norwich sealed the victory in the dying embers of the game with a quick free-kick and some tidying passing, Drohan was the player who crashed over. The conversion was missed, but the game was over and the Lions roared into the next round.

You can read the full match report here.

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