Woodbridge 43 v Wymondham 12

A bright start was made the sunnier as Woodbridge scrum half Adam Plummer sprinted after the kick off, charged down flyhalf Darren Wilson’s clearance and scored, barely a minute on the clock. Centre Andy MacKay ran the restart back swiftly forcing the Warriors to defend a lineout where flanker Finbar Conway secured ball for the visitors who also commanded the first few scrums putting pressure on Plummer. Wymondham missed a penalty chance from Wilson and Woodbridge lost a couple more lineouts but held Wymondham out with some strong rucking and kicking from flyhalf JP Hart and Plummer. Eventually quick ball from a scrum found Hart who thundered 40metres to score. Played stayed central until Woodbridge attacked wide on the left and then assaulted the Wymondham line for Wilson to clear. Both side missed penalties.

The second half started with Wymondham pushing Woodbridge off its own scrum, No8 David Blake putting in a muscular carry with hooker Conor Airdrie and Wilson in support and centre James Hunter scored wide. Woodbridge was getting stronger in the scrum and won some good ruck ball however they still had to work hard to get out of their 22, Aldis Salavejs, Ed Banthorpe and Manuel Aroza working hard. It was Matt Bowman and Dan Knights though that ended up mid field where Captain Tom Stokes launched substitute wing Josh Thomas centre-field to score. Wymondham replied with a score from lock Josh Wright from a break by substitute flyhalf Charlie Duffin. With the match opening up Woodbridge retained the upper hand, Tim Johnson running a great line, Smith taking it on and Dan Knights, legs pumping, taking the try. Wymondham mauled back some territory and put some serious pressure on camping in the home 22 and driving repeatedly until a charge from James Boggan resulted in spilled ball which was run across field and 80 metres through the Warriors backs for Jamie Smith to score. Woodbridge were now running fairly freely and interrupted a clearing kick from deep through Harts hands to wing Simon Ward to score. Finally it was Salavejs who ran 50m for Stokes to finish a convincing win 43-12.


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