Large turnout at Sudbury in memory of former player

London North 3: Sudbury 21 East London 23

THERE was a large crowd at Whittome Field on Saturday as the pre-match lunch marked Sudbury’s first fundraising event in memory of former prop, Josh Rix, who died suddenly back in January.

A win was needed to secure their place in London 3 North next season, but as it turned out, results went for them and their status is safe.

East London opened the scoring after only nine minutes with a converted try.

Tom Summer’s responded for Sudbury with six points from two penalties, but it was East London who increased their lead with a penalty of their own.

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Matt Johnston scored Sudbury’s first try. However, East London put a penalty on the board just five minutes later.

The scoring continued back and forth during the second half, with both teams looking evenly-balanced. and Johnston completed his hat-trick, either side of an East London penalty.

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East London put the last points on the board with a converted try.

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