Annual dwile flonking tournament makes a beer-soaked splash
- Credit: Archant
With the domestic football season drawing to a close, all eyes turned to the Waveney Valley as the annual Dwile Flonking tournament returned.
Held on Saturday, May 18, teams congregated at the Locks Inn, Geldeston for the chaotic ritual, which sees teams dance around each other while attempting to avoid a beer-soaked dwile, or cloth.
With spectators drunk on summer sunshine and newbie teams giving enthusiastic performances, jobanowl (referee) Yanny Mac tried his utmost to prevent complete anarchy.
First-timers The Wainford Wanglers and Norwich 'We Are Premier League' City exited early, with the latter losing out to Beccles by a record score of 25-0.
And it was Beccles who reclaimed their crown, with captain David Brambley-Crawshaw sealing victory in a match-up packed with over-exuberance.
You may also want to watch:
"We've seen this sort of behaviour in the past and I was rather hoping it was gone for good," said Mr Mac. "TV rights and over-inflated egos have changed the complexion of this glorious rural pastime.
"Well done to Beccles. Thoroughly deserved and rather unexpected given their collective age of 524."
- 1 McDonald's branch to close for up to three months
- 2 Latitude line-up reveal delayed as bosses look to learn from Liverpool test
- 3 'Absolutely crazy' - Beer gardens bustle on first weekend open
- 4 'Lucky number seven' - Landlord opens 'flagship' pub in hometown
- 5 Photos of suspected stolen dogs released in bid to find owners
- 6 Police told family of father who died after restraint that he was sleeping
- 7 Is this your Range Rover? - Police seize vehicles and cash in raid
- 8 Air ambulance called after man and woman suffer medical emergencies
- 9 Tools stolen in spate of van break-ins
- 10 Driver flees after crashing into level crossing