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Awesome Beccles beat leaders

PUBLISHED: 10:29 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:00 01 August 2010

BECCLES rugby players put in an awesome performance to become the first team to win at league leaders Colchester on Saturday.

Beccles got revenge for their only home defeat so far this year by winning by 18-22.

BECCLES rugby players put in an awesome performance to become the first team to win at league leaders Colchester on Saturday.

Beccles got revenge for their only home defeat so far this year by winning by 18-22.

Colchester started the game well and had Beccles under pressure early on. Paul Wilson was sent to the sin bin and Colchester went into the lead with a penalty.

Beccles held out with 14 men and then were able to reply with a penalty of their own from Wade. Beccles began to show some attacking threat and managed to score with half-time approaching.

From a quick penalty Paul Wilson crashed the ball up in midfield, it was recycled quickly and Rowney cut between two defenders and fed Porter who went over for the try.

The conversion was added by Wade.

It was nearly half-time but Beccles still had time for another try. Colchester took a quick lineout but good pressure by the Beccles backs caused the ball to fall loose in the middle of the park.

Hinsley got his boot to the ball and Rowney sprinted clear. He hacked on and picked up to touch down under the posts. Wade added the conversion and Beccles led at half-time by 17-3.

Colchester started the second half well and soon scored a try.

This was converted to bring them within seven points of Beccles.

Beccles soon replied with a score to stretch their lead again. Sale broke down the blindside from a scrum and passed to Wade on the wing. Wade chipped over the last defender and Sale collected the ball to score out wide.

There was 15 minutes left and Colchester started to throw everything they had at Beccles to preserve their unbeaten home record. Colchester scored to bring them within seven.

Hall was then sent to the sin bin and Beccles were stuck in defence.

All of the Beccles players kept knocking down the attackers and Colchester couldn't find a way through. Murray was also sent to the sin bin and Colchester scored a penalty. For the last two minutes Beccles were trapped right on their try line but their defence was excellent and the opposition couldn't find a way through.

The referee blew the final whistle with the final score at 18-22. This was a superb performance by the team with all of the players performing well.

Therefore the whole team was jointly awarded the Musker McIntyre Man of the Match award.

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