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One point means defeat for Beccles

PUBLISHED: 08:45 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 07:57 01 August 2010

BECCLES had their longest away trip of the season on Saturday, to Dagenham, and were beaten by one point.

A penalty in the last minute meant that Beccles lost the game 15-14.

Dagenham 15,

Beccles 14

BECCLES had their longest trip of the season on Saturday, to Dagenham, and were beaten by one point.

A penalty in the last minute meant that Beccles lost the game 15-14.

Beccles started well in the first period and kept Dagenham in their own half.

Beccles were counter-attacking well, with Musker McIntyre man of the match Murray putting in some good runs from full back.

Beccles kept the pressure on and Wade was able to kick three penalties, the last of which was an excellent strike from long distance.

Dagenham upped their game in the final five minutes before half-time and added a penalty of their own.

This gave a half-time score of 9-3.

Dagenham added another penalty before Beccles scored the only try of the game.

Williamson made a break in midfield before passing to Veasey-Lark on the 22.

He sprinted clear to score his first try for the first team. The conversion was missed and Beccles led 14-6.

Dagenham came back at Beccles cheered on by their supporters. They began to spend more time in the Beccles half.

A penalty and a drop goal brought them back within two points of Beccles.

With 10 minutes left Geyser was red carded for a late challenge and Dagenham poured forward looking for the win.

Beccles held out until the last minute when Dagenham were awarded a penalty in front of the posts.

They converted it and quickly cleared the restart into touch to seal the win.

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