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Rugby team in fine form

PUBLISHED: 16:09 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 07:45 01 August 2010

Looking to the future: Beccles U11 in action at the Holt development festival.

Looking to the future: Beccles U11 in action at the Holt development festival.

Ipswich 8, Beccles 3

Beccles put in an excellent performance away at Ipswich, but were just beaten.

In a game played in dreadful weather conditions, which made handling difficult, Beccles took the lead but could not hold on and were beaten by 8-3.

Ipswich 8, Beccles 3

Beccles put in an excellent performance away at Ipswich, but were just beaten.

In a game played in dreadful weather conditions, which made handling difficult, Beccles took the lead but could not hold on and were beaten by 8-3.

A fired-up set of Beccles players started the game well, disrupting the game superbly and out-competing their opposition at the breakdown.

This effort was led by the Musker McIntyre man of the match, David Rix. Beccles took the lead after they won a penalty from a dangerous tackle on Williamson. Wade stood up and slotted the penalty from long range.

Beccles were defending well, but a breakaway from a loose ball allowed Ipswich to score. The break was stopped just short of the line but when the ball was recycled, Ipswich had numbers and scored in the corner. The conversion was missed and the half-time score was 5-3.

Beccles continued to fight well in the second half, competing well in the lineout and dominating in the scrum. As the half wore on, Beccles found it harder and harder to get out of their own half. The Beccles defence was good and Ipswich could only add a penalty, despite having a lot of territory and possession. A few attacking opportunities were lost, with handling difficult in the wet weather, and Beccles could not come back.

Beccles were happy with their performance. They pushed Ipswich very close and with a bit more luck could have turned over a big club.

This week Beccles face Crusaders at home in the league. There is a VP's lunch before this local derby, with the game kicking off at 2.30pm.

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