Warriors concede narrow defeat to top of the league Wymondham
Match Report: Saturday 24 November 2012
Eastern Counties 1 league match - Wymondham 18 v Woodbridge Warriors 12
The Woodbridge Warriors headed north over the border to take on top of the league Wymondham. After some late forced changes, Woodbridge prepared for another challenge to be fought in less than ideal conditions. The potency of Wymondham was quick to take a handle on the game with the Warriors having to defend a fiery attack that resulted in a well worked try punched in by Wymondham Hooker Tom Masters in the 7thminute. Woodbridge quickly retaliated punching holes in the Wymondham defence creating some good phase ball that eventually went outside to Lance Barton who popped a pass inside to his brother Lee for the tying score (5-5) two minutes later. The game entertained the good crowd of loyal supporters as one team attacked and then the other not quite being able to finish until Wymondham went ahead from poached lineout from Henry Petch in the corner (05-10).
The Warriors came out of the break on fire and quickly worked phase ball to Errol Jones who got the visitors back to even and Jamie Smith slotted a mammoth side-line conversion to go ahead (12-10). The next 25 minutes was a hard battle with both teams surging and being committed to stopping each other short of scoring. Finally the defensive wall of the Warriors committed a penalty that was punished by Wyatt who put the hosts ahead by a point with eight minutes to go on the clock (12-13). Things were not meant to be for the Warriors who played most of the second half in the hosts half but were let down just at the end for another Wymondham try in the corner. The final result of 12-18 gave the Warriors a losing bonus point and both teams good positioning in the Eastern Counties 1 league. Warriors face a rematch against Newmarket at home next weekend.
Wymondham 18 v Woodbridge Warriors 12
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