Ipswich YM up to fourth after Thurston win
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Ipswich YM moved up to fourth in Eastern Counties One and just a point off third, with a resounding win over Thurston on Saturday.
The east Suffolk team were in great form as they gained their fifth win of the campaign on what was a dark and dismal afternoon under the floodlights at Rushmere Road.
The wet conditions made it difficult for both sides, resulting in quite a few dropped balls throughout the game.
The referee also set an early standard with both teams, not allowing anyone to hold the ball during the tackle for very long at all.
YM were dominant in the scrums which allowed them to push forward with what seemed an easy push-over try, when the Thurston no.7 came around offside and kicked it from the back of the scrum.
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The resulting yellow card and penalty try notched up seven points, with the tenacious YM number 6 Tom “Kipper” Potter on kicking duty.
The yellow cards were one a piece when the YM second row/front row utility player Chetty was caught offside during a Thurston attack and the west Suffolk side kept on working hard throughout the game and spent a prolonged period in the YM half but never managed to cross the line.
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They did however manage to slot over three penalties.
But it was YM who were in control for the majority of the game and further tries came from the youthful Uri Tuidriva and Angus Livingstone, with the third coming from Ben Coomber.
Potter slotted over the conversions along with two further penalties.
A good afternoon’s work by YM who look forward with relish to the rest of the campaign.