Beckett brothers run riot in big Sudbury win
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London 2 North Old Cooperians 7 Sudbury 50 This was Sudbury’s first win on the road this season and they did it in style, writes Don Reekie.
Sudbury again started with a bang and soon put a try on the scoreboard with only a minute on the clock. From the Sudbury kick off down the slope the ball was recycled and moved quickly to the right for Austin Beckett to score, Colin Humphries converted and Coopers had not woken up.
Within five minutes Sudbury were 14 points ahead when a cross field kick found Austin again who made the break, only to give brother Frazer the final touchdown.
Old Coopers resorted to kicking deep in an effort to move play into the Sudbury half but with ball in hand the west Suffolk side always made progress in the right direction.
Henry Cowling scored with a good sprint and Frazer got a second when the visitors disrupted a Coopers’ scrum on their twenty two, he grubber kicked the ball behind the defence and ran through to score the bonus point try.
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The backs were running riot at this point and were making 40 metres with almost every run, a lineout in the Coopers twenty two was mauled up to the line and then the Blues shipped it wide across the park through the backs for Shaun Smith to do the honours.
Sudbury maintained the pressure but a few silly knock ons and missed passes denied them any more points in the half so it was 33-0 at the break.
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Sam Mail made a good break early in the second half, again Frazer finished off.
Now with a 38 point lead Sudbury seemed to just go through the motions for the next 20 minutes as the home side played the game just inside their half.
Sudbury were jolted back into action when Moul scored for Coopers from a period of pressure on the line and a quick pass to find the gap.
Morgan converted but Sudbury replied immediately running straight back down the wing for Frazer’s third try with half an hour left.
Sudbury finished with a flurry as the backs once again combined to put Austin through to score wide on the right for a well-deserved win.