Sport - Rugby: Try-crazy Swaffham hit three-figure mark

ugc Swaffham Rugby
ugc Swaffham Rugby

Ton-up Swaffham’s tenth consecutive win left them a step nearer promotion ahead of their next game against Norwich Union at the end of the month.

Swaffham now hold a ten-point lead at the top of the table and with a substantially-greater points difference then any other side in the league.

Tries came from Jon Clarke (3), Rob Impey (2), Steve Greenwood (2), Stig Terzza (2), Daniel Barnard (2), Daniel Bird, Joe Milligan, Matt Smith, Paddy Callaby and John Chamberlain, while Daniel Spencer kicked nine conversions and Joe Milligan three.

Following a tough win over Felixstowe the previous weekend, Swaffham were hopeful of a resounding victory over Mildenhall, the side currently at the bottom of Eastern Counties Two.

Injuries and absences meant some changes to the squad for Swaffham who welcomed Nathan Wilson and Terzza back to the first team squad.

Smith replaced the injured Ryan Bigland, as captain, on his final appearance for the club prior to moving to a new job.

With expectations high some tough pre-match objectives were set to the players and what followed was nothing short of sensational.
Despite the bitter cold, the conditions were largely conducive to allow for attacking rugby.

Within five minutes, Swaffham opened the scoring and never looked back.

Having led 36-3 to already secure the bonus point by the interval, they stepped on the accelerator in the second half of the contest.

After breaking the 90-point barrier in the final few minutes, it was left to Impey to exploit a gap in the Mildenhall defence before running the length of the field to score to bring up the three-figure mark.

With the conversion added, this left the score at an unbelievable 104-3 in Swaffham’s favour.
Man-of-the-match: Adam Potter.

n Despite leading 10-0 at half-time in their clash, Swaffham 2nds lost 34-10 to Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

Scott Dow scored the Swaffham try, with Ben Leary adding the conversion and a penalty.