Sudbury avenge narrow defeat at Wymondham with resounding win

London 3 North - Sudbury 46 Wymondham 8

SUDBURY were relieved to finally play this match, twice postponed from earlier in the month due to weather conditions, and were looking to avenge the narrow defeat in their previous meeting at Whymondham, earlier in the season.

Sudbury, did indeed come out fighting and dominated much of the play in the first few minutes.

This pressure was rewarded when, returning from his travels, Matt Johnson ran the ball down the wing to place it under the posts for the try and an easy conversion for Tom Summers.

A second followed four minutes later, from Johnson, but the conversion proved elusive in this instance.

Whymondham picked up a couple of injuries in the following minutes meaning they had to put their subs on early in the game.

Sudbury continued to pile on the pressure and Frazer Beckett scored a try in the 23rd minute, converted by Summers.

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Sudbury then gave away a penalty to Whymondham, who converted it to put three points on the board.

However, it was Sudbury who, in the sunny conditions at Whittome Field, continued their dominance with Matt Chambers scoring an unconverted try after 30 minutes.

Whymondham then managed to defend well for the next 10 minutes, leaving the score 24–3 to Sudbury at half-time.

The second half saw Sudbury continue in the same vein, this time it was Shaun Smith who opened the scoring with a try after just two minutes of play, under the posts, leaving an easy conversion for Summers.

The game then went back and forth for the next few minutes, but it was Tom Summers who awakened the scoring again with a try after 20 minutes.

Sudbury then conceded a try when Whymondham managed to break through their defence to score some eight minutes later.

Sudbury were determined not to lose their lead though and a very tired and depleted Whymondham, having no subs left on the bench, had no answer to Sudbury’s fresh-legged substitutes.

Johnson was awarded his hat-trick 35 minutes into the half, while Smith grabbed his second with the last period of play.

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