Under 13 rugby
Norwich 19 West 38
West on Sunday began their Norfolk Cup campaign in style and will now go to the semi-final.
In the first half Norwich cleared the ball down the field with Jack Eales recovering it back. With Mark Taylor offloading the ball, Jake Lamas stormed down the wing landing the first try for West. A first conversion from Angus Williams secured the lead.
Norwich came back fighting, however Lewis Rudd ripped the ball back for West with strong tackling from Tane Dunn. At the scrum Williams loosened the ball which allowed him to score.
During the second half West remained focused with Dunn soon scoring. A loose ball was picked up by Eales opening the opportunity for West to land another try with another conversion from Williams.
Norwich came back to score a try and conversion.
However with support from Taylor and Rudd, Eales was able to run clear to score again. Alfie Crown and Connor Dumpleton provided support to stop Norwich moving up the pitch with West turning around the ball. Norwich had the opportunity to score and crossed the line to be knocked clear by Dunn. This gave West the opportunity to move up with Lamas taking the final try of the match.
Team: Angus Williams, Harvey Cross, Tane Dunn, Mark Taylor, Matthew Starling, Matthew French, Connor Dumpleton, Oliie Southgate, Oliie Simpson, Alfie Crown, Jake Lamas, Aaron McAlister, Lewis Rudd & Jack Eales.
West 55 North Walsham 25
In their first game of 2015 West dominated the opening stages as they forced several turnovers with excellent rucking and opened the scoring through Jack.
West raced to an early 20 - 0 lead following further tries from Thomas, his first of the season, and two from Henry after Euan forced the opposition to turn the ball over.
North Walsham forced their way into the game, but West only conceded one try in this period thanks to great defending. Further tries from Thomas, Lucas (3), Jake (2) and Jamie helped push West on to a resounding win.
All squad members Tank, Daniel, Sam, Joshua, Keaton and Matthew played their part in a good start to the second half of the season.