Suffolk are edged out by rivals

SUFFOLK fell just one try short of a share of the spoils in their rugby county match against Norfolk last night, losing 29-24.Suffolk dominated the opening 10 minutes, but Norfolk drew first blood when Paul Wilson powered over the line following a period of pressure.

SUFFOLK fell just one try short of a share of the spoils in their rugby county match against Norfolk last night, losing 29-24.

Suffolk dominated the opening 10 minutes, but Norfolk drew first blood when Paul Wilson powered over the line following a period of pressure. Stuart Murray converted. Five minutes later Suffolk got on the scoresheet when Louisson made a 40-yard dash for an unconverted try.

Two quick tries around the half-hour mark saw Norfolk stretch their lead. First Stuart Murray converted his own try before Alex Brugger extended the lead, Murray again converting to make it 21-5.

Suffolk gave themselves something to fight for after the break when Lawrence Taper took advantage of a missed pass to score and James Gee converted.


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Suffolk made a dream start to the second period when captain Steve Haycock reduced the deficit with a try that Gee converted. However, Brugger grabbed his second try and then Pete Cartier added a drop goal for Norfolk.

Suffolk pulled the score within five points with just five minutes to go when Oli Paxman scored.

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