West Norfolk 43 Holt 17
West beat a strong Holt side in the semi-final of the Norfolk Cup with a great team effort.
West’s forwards battled hard to win precious possession to unleash the talented back line. A determined Holt side made West’s work hard for their place in the final.
West Norfolk won in the new shirts which have kindly been provided by Sandles Car Supermarket. West have their fingers crossed they continue to bring the team luck in the final.
West Colts 7 Sudbury 28
West Norfolk were at home for the second of their Eastern Counties cup matches.
Sudbury arrived with a strong well-disciplined squad and it was clear that it was going to be another tough day.
Although West had some good possession Sudbury defended aggressively. Eventually Sudbury turned the ball over which gave their talented back line the chance to run at West, this resulted in missed tackles and a try for the visitor’s. This was the pattern for most of the first half with Sudbury adding another try before the interval.
The second half saw an improvement in West’s attacking force which culminated in a try for Yousef Idris from close range. It looked for a while as if West would make a comeback only to concede a soft try from a botched lineout close to their own try line.
West to their credit kept up the pressure on Sudbury who had defended well throughout the match and once again they turned the ball over to set up their fourth try to seal the win. An unfortunate injury to a West player meant a premature end to the match, with Sudbury deserved winners.
West are not far off the standard they need to be to compete at this level. The difference is not in skill level but organisation and discipline which can be worked on.
Man of the Match John Nwaneri.
l West Norfolk first team, who had no game on Saturday, are away at Wanstead this weekend.