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Match Report

Thetford 22 Norwich 36


Thetford 22 Norwich 36

On a drab morning both sides had a mixture of Under 16’s and Colts.
Thetford applied most of the early pressure using their slightly bigger forwards and after 7 minutes the hosts broke the defensive line to score near the posts. 5 – 0.
Norwich hit straight back , testing Thetford at the break down, moving the ball from left to right then moving it left again in tight passing moves which ended with Sam Hayman’s charge over the line, out wide. No Conversion. 5 – 5. From the restart Thetford pressed the Norwich line causing the visitors to continuously defend against the onslaught . Finally Thetford penetrated the defence and scored out wide. No Conversion. 10 – 5 .
Noriwch attacked strongly from the kick off. Ethan Hooper went on a mazy run from a ruck and scored under the posts. Lewis Tray converted . 10 – 12. The play was fairly even until half time.
Half Time : 10 – 12
Norwich made a tactical change at half time moving Joe Vincent from 12 to 13 and Adam Huggins from 13 to 12. It paid immediate dividends . The ball was worked to the left  and Adam broke from just inside the Thetford half to score to the left of the posts. No conversion. 10 – 17.
Adam Huggins scored again quickly with Harvey Pyer passing to him, Adam handed off well to score under the posts. Lewis Tray converted. 10 – 24. Ethan took a knock and was replaced by Steele Kebble.
Sam Furness was bought on at 9 and Harvey Pyer moved to the wing. Harry Busby went off. The scrum that followed the substitutions saw Sam Furness offload to Thomas Glover  who had run from deep. He eluded all challenges with some good hand offs , to score under the posts. Lewis Tray converted. 10 – 31.
With about 10 minutes to go Thetford’s  10, scored under the posts. He converted his own try. 17 – 31.
Norwich scored again when with Joe O’Rourke’s unselfishly passed to Joe Vincent who went over out wide. No conversion.
Thetford caught a tiring Norwich side napping and they scored one out wide. No Conversion. 22 – 36.
Graham Furness

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