Salver King’s Lynn finalists West Norfolk taste Norwich double delight

West Norfolk Rugby Action from the game v May and Baker from Dagenham Essex on Saturday 3rd October at North Wootton
Lee Parry  in action for West Norfolk
West Norfolk Rugby Action from the game v May and Baker from Dagenham Essex on Saturday 3rd October at North Wootton Lee Parry in action for West Norfolk
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West Norfolk RUFC Development squad overcame a formidable opponent as they ran out as 26-13 victors away to Norwich in their last league encounter of the season.

The visitors welcomed back Sean Brundle, John Kirwan and Ian McMullen to the forwards, with an exciting back line featuring Quinton Houston, Ed Cottington and Mark Tilbrook.

In a tense, hard fought match, Ross Downs, Brundle and Rob Whiteley all crossed over to score before Lee Parry clinched the bonus point with a last minute try.

Adrian Flux Man of the Match: Adrien Marie-Francoise.

West’s 3rd’s were able to double the celebrations as they stormed to an 81-24 win as they hosted Norwich in the semi-final of the Norfolk Salver.

At first glance Norwich looked to have the edge with a much more youthful squad.

However, West’s wider mix of young and more experienced players shone through as they sped to an early 22-5 lead with four tries in the first quarter.

This set the tone for the rest of the match with some impressive attacking phases, with the half back combo of Kevin Reeve and Darren Clarke orchestrating proceedings.

The team kept the ball alive effectively during the tackle and Norwich struggled to match the pace of West’s play.

Two slicing bursts from Hayden Revell and Charlie Armitt saw West end the half with a 32-5 advantage.

The promising Zak Massingham completed a well-deserved hat-trick, before Revell notched up his brace of tries.

Ashton Towler powered across the line after displaying some pure speed out wide.

Other scorers included Reeve, Clarke, Neil Langley, Ricky Nicholls, Mark Dawson, Reggie Dunn, George McEwan and Jack Slingsby (2).

West will now face Diss 3rds in the final at Holt on May 6.

Adrian Flux MoM: Darren Clarke.