Kiwi man of match on debut
Beccles 20, Dagenham 10Beccles got back to winning ways with a home victory against Dagenham in a hard-fought encounter.Beccles were missing Rob Wilson and Hinsley, who were replaced by Holtzer and Porter.
Beccles 20, Dagenham 10
Beccles got back to winning ways with a home victory against Dagenham in a hard-fought encounter.
Beccles were missing Rob Wilson and Hinsley, who were replaced by Holtzer and Porter. In the backs New Zealander Williamson was given his first team debut at centre. He played well throughout, tackling well and making breaks and was made the Musker McIntyre man of the match.
Beccles started the game well and were soon in front. Some good passing along the back line saw Wade feed Murray, who went over in the corner. Wade added the conversion.
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Beccles continued to play well and some good tackling led to a breakaway. Holtzer was stopped just short of the line but fed the ball up off the floor to Payne who touched down for the second Beccles try.
Dagenham began to play some good rugby and put pressure on Beccles. After two missed penalty attempts the visitors managed a try in the corner. This was unconverted and the half-time score was 12-5.
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Beccles scored first after the break. Rowney jinked his way through the defence and crossed for a try. Wade missed the conversion but soon added a penalty to stretch the Beccles lead.
Beccles took their foot of the gas and allowed Dagenham back in to the game with another try in the corner.
Dagenham pressed for more points but the Beccles defence was solid.
Beccles travel to Ipswich tomorrow to take on one of the teams that were relegated to this league last year. This should prove a tough test but Beccles will be looking for their first away win of the campaign.
Crusaders II 20, Beccles Dolphins 0
Dolphins put up a plucky performance against Crusaders but went down by three tries to nil.
Dolphins started well with Puxley kicking for good territory, but despite going close were unable to score. With the game being evenly contested Dolphins prop Nicky Moon suffered a back injury, and with him leaving the field Dolphins seemed to loose momentum and conceded a penalty and a try before half-time.
Dolphins' skipper O J Hadridge was pleased with the defence of the team with Mike Carpenter, Dicky Fenn and Ryan Boon to the fore, and in particular White Horse Man, Liam Sutton, who was a nuisance to the opposition all afternoon.
Crusaders added two further tries in the second half and deservedly won the game but hopefully the Dolphins should take something out of the game. Matt Claver had a solid debut and Adam Dunn, G Hadridge and new prop Andy Groves all put in good performances.
Beccles U17 65, Swaffham U17 0
Beccles U17 put in a strong performance against a difficult Swaffham opposition during their first home game of the season.
From the kick-off the Beccles pack dominated the scrums, and their hard work paid off when Goode crashed over from a No. 8 pick up.
Beccles continued to dominate with some good off-loading and strong tackling and resulted in a further three tries in quick succession from Goode, Fisher and Ethan.
Captain Yeowell and his other half-back M Hawkes showed their skill and composure and created some decent chances and resulted with more tries from Hawkes and Liam.
The second half started with the same focus as the first. Woodard and Pierce showed great pick-ups and drives as did Holmes who showed yet more of his tackling presence.
Some quick thinking gave Knock the chance to score a good try from close range.
Durak, who found some confidence during the second half, managed to score two tries, showing good angles and lines.
New-found second team players Calver, Dunn and Booney also made a good impact on the game. New to the team Liam scored on a home debut, as did M Hawkes who managed to total 22 points. Long and A Hawkes showed their potential by breaking the gain line countless times.
Overall, a fantastic team performance.
Musker McIntyre man of the match went to Knock, whose tackling was immense all match.