Trophy win for Beccles
BECCLES had a big win in their final game of the season, beating visitors Southwold 39-0. They regained the Pony Moore Trophy, which they had lost the year before.
BECCLES had a big win in their final game of the season, beating visitors Southwold 39-0.
They regained the Pony Moore Trophy, which they had lost the year before.
Beccles sent out a good side determined to put in a disciplined performance to make up for last year's mistakes. After a VPs' lunch before the game there was a crowd of about 300 to watch the game.
Beccles were quickly into their stride. A number of drives from the forwards were finished when Hinsley broke from the back of a ruck to power his way over in the corner.
The conversion was missed but the second try soon followed.
From a Southwold line-out right on their own line, good pressure from Paul Wilson saw the ball fumbled back by Southwold. The ball dropped loose over the line and Johnstone dived on it for a touch down. Murray added the conversion from the touchline.
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There was time for one more try before half-time. A good scrum by Beccles gave a solid platform and Arnold cut through the defence to score a converted try for 19-0.
Beccles kept up the performance in the second half. Arnold was beginning to run the game from fly half. He made a break out of his own half, and after passing a number of players he fed Pennington, who scored. Wade added the conversion. Arnold added a cheeky little drop goal soon after.
Beccles were beginning to overwhelm the opposition and continued to score points. A good move saw Sale score another try before Arnold added his second when he ran a good line to evade the opposition defence.
This was a good team performance and the whole team were made the Musker McIntyre man-of-the-match.
The second team also put in a good performance to beat Southwold Seconds by 22-0 in Stuart Punt's last game as captain.
This made it an excellent day all round for Beccles Rugby Club.