Beccles out of drop zone
PUBLISHED: 09:18 25 February 2011
Beccles 13, Enfield Ignatian 12
RUGBY: Beccles picked up a vital win at Beef Meadow on Saturday.
After leading early on, Beccles went behind before a late Wade penalty sealed the victory by a single point.
Beccles are now out of the relegation zone and will be looking to stay there with another win when they entertain Ipswich tomorrow.
There was a strong squad to choose from. Rob Wilson was unavailable so Hinsley came in to the back row.
In the backs, Davey-Durak and Veasey-Lark returned on the wing.
Enfield started the game with a lot of possession, but some excellent Beccles defence meant that they could not make any yards up the pitch.
When Beccles did get in the Enfield half, they were the first to get on the scoresheet.
A good take by Paul Wilson at the line-out was driven on by the Beccles pack. Hinsley controlled the ball at the back and steered the maul over the line to touch down. Murray missed the conversion.
Beccles continued their dominance and they soon scored again.
After a number of drives at the Enfield line, Musker McIntyre man of the match Sale was stopped just short.
The ball was knocked back in the tackle and Pitts was on hand to grab possession and go over for the try.
The pitch and the ball were getting muddier and both sides found it difficult to play good rugby.
Enfield did manage to put one good move together and scored a try to make the half-time score 10-5.
Enfield had a good period at the start of the second half, and after a spell of pressure took the lead with a converted try which came from a rolling maul.
Beccles had to push hard to try and get back in the game.
They found it difficult to get out of their half but gradually worked their way up the pitch.
After a number of attacks at the Enfield line Beccles eventually won a penalty.
Wade, who had just come on from the bench, stepped up and calmly slotted the conversion to put Beccles back into the lead.
There were still five minutes for Beccles to hold out.
Enfield put them under a lot of pressure, but some good, disciplined defence meant that there was no way through.