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Beccles near end of best season

PUBLISHED: 11:14 17 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:08 01 August 2010

The Beccles overseas players who have made such an impact.

The Beccles overseas players who have made such an impact.

Beccles travel to South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday for their last league game - to round off the club's best-ever season.

South Woodham are currently one place above Beccles in the league and the winner of the game will be guaranteed to finish the season in third place.

Beccles travel to South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday for their last league game - to round off the club's best-ever season.

South Woodham are currently one place above Beccles in the league and the winner of the game will be guaranteed to finish the season in third place.

This will be the highest finish Beccles has ever achieved and adding this to an appearance in the Norfolk Cup final will make it a season to remember for the club.

The club will then be finishing off their season at their gentlemen's dinner where former Wales and Lions number eight Scott Quinell will be speaking.

The Beccles club brought in three overseas players this season which has contributed to their most successful season ever.

This is the first time the Beccles has brought players in from overseas and a lot of hard work was put in by the committee, in particular John Payne.

The players that were brought in were Justin Geyser, a number eight from South Africa, Sam Williamson, a centre from New Zealand, and Dillon Rowney, a fly-half from Australia.

The club thanks the people in the local community who have helped the overseas players by providing jobs and accommodation for them.

In particular, thanks goes to Suzanne Spooner from Tobar, Ian Griffin from the Old School, Henstead, Stuart James from the King's Head and David and Sam Smith.

The players have helped to move the small Beccles squad on to the next level.

More players for the first team has also meant that the second team has been able to put out a side more regularly and the second team now have a good squad of young players, many of which will be looking to make the step up to the first team next year.

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