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Big test for leaders Beccles

PUBLISHED: 11:06 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 01 August 2010

Beccles RFC face another long away trip on Saturday when they travel to third-place Canvey Island.

This will be the biggest game of the season so far with Canvey also looking for promotion and having had some good results this season.

Beccles RFC face another long away trip on Saturday when they travel to third-place Canvey Island.

This will be the biggest game of the season so far with Canvey also looking for promotion and having had some good results this season.

Beccles will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table with another good away win.

Wanstead 17, Beccles 34

BECCLES moved two points clear at the top of London Division 3 North-East with a win away at Wanstead.

Beccles had to battle hard before they moved clear of their opposition to win.

With Hinsley unavailable, Tipple made his first start for the first team. Beccles began the game slowly and were heavily penalised by the referee. Wanstead took advantage of two of these penalties and took a 6-0 lead.

Beccles began to battle their way back in to the game. They started to create a few chances and eventually took one.

Rob Wilson got the ball on the halfway line and cut through the Wanstead defence. He sprinted clear to score under the posts. Wade added the conversion and the half-time score was 6-7.

Beccles began to dominate in the second half. Rob Wilson crashed over for his second try under the posts which Wade converted. Wade then added a penalty.

Sale was playing well at scrum-half, keeping the pack moving forwards, and Tipple was also having a good game.

These two were made the Musker McIntyre men of the match for their efforts.

Wanstead got back in the game with a couple of penalties but Beccles soon extended their lead again.

The ball was fed wide to Hoffman who showed good strength to power over for his first try of the season.

Beccles scored again when Williamson showed some good footwork to side-step the defence and score. Wade added the conversion.

Geyser then picked up off the back of the scrum and touched down in the corner.

Wanstead rallied to score a late try, but Beccles were comfortable winners in the end by 17-34.

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