West Suffolk prove dominant

Frantic pace against strong oppsoitionWest Suffolk College 52 Thomas Mills 0FOR the second week running West Suffolk College Rugby Academy fielded two teams against strong opposition.

Frantic pace against strong oppsoition

West Suffolk College 52

Thomas Mills 0

FOR the second week running West Suffolk College Rugby Academy fielded two teams against strong opposition.


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In the main match, West Suffolk hosted Thomas Mills in the Daily Mail Cup.

This game started at a frantic pace and within three minutes West Suffolk were 14 points to the good, with tries from Harry Robbins and Michael Bellamy.

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To their credit Thomas Mills refused to lie down and for the next ten minutes they had the lion's share of the possession. The home team defence stood firm and although Thomas Mills had the ball they struggled to get into the West Suffolk half.

A fine forwards try from Nick Shore saw the flood gates open and this was quickly followed by Nick Lowe outpacing the defence for his first try for the academy, again Snelling added the extra points.

The half was brought to a close with, skipper for the day, Tim Mann crashing over.

In the second half the home side continued to exert pressure on the visitors and despite some sterling defence the points tally continued to mount.

Tries came from Jon Finn and Chris Wilson, both of which were converted by Monty Maule, as was the final score of the day.

This was a fine individual effort from young Ben Howard, who danced his way through the opposition from the half way.

For this match the West Suffolk coaching staff gave the touchline man-of-the-match award to the Thomas Mills squad, who never took a backward step and were a credit to their school.

Josh Walker named man-of-the-match

Brentwood School 3

West Suffolk College 58

On the same day as their Daily Mail Cup outing, West Suffolk also sent a team to the outskirts of London to take on Brentwood School in a friendly fixture.

Amazingly this match followed a similar pattern to the Thomas Mills game as the home team were unable to cope with the pressure exerted from the West Suffolk forwards and the back line were out paced.

Bruce Crowley opened the scoring with a well-taken try after a driven maul had put the defence in disarray.

This was quickly followed by a try for Berridge after a well-worked move from a shortened lineout. The first half on paper became the Berridge and Crowley show, with both crossing for further tries.

Michael Calton added the two conversions and a penalty as the half was brought to a close by a well taken backs try from Will Gilbert.

The second half found the

West Suffolk forwards totally dominant. Debutant Josh Walker was driven over for the first

try from a line out, while other scorers in a one-sided second

half included Dom Roberts,

Tom Walker, with Calton adding the extra points.

The final sore of the game went to Tyler Smart who jinked his way from just inside the Brentwood half, selling several outrageous dummies on the way to dive over for a fine individual effort.

For all his hard work and exceptional lineout work the touchline man-of-the-match was awarded to Josh Walker.

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