Ipswich YM under-16s crowned Eastern Counties champions

Ipswich YM's Eastern Counties Cup winners at under-16 level

Ipswich YM's Eastern Counties Cup winners at under-16 level - Credit: Archant

Ipswich YM under-16s were crowned Eastern Counties champions by defeating the County Cup winners from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Diss graciously hosted the finals and played YM in the opening match which the visitors won through two tries and a penalty without reply.

YM faced Cambridge in the second match and it was their opponents who went ahead when the ball spilled out of the side of a YM scrum in the 22 for the opening converted try.

In the second period YM dominated and mounted all-out attack pinning Cambridge in their own half.

Penalties were being conceded thick and fast by the opposition, and one was kicked to narrow the gap.

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With three minutes left however, YM’s pressure final told with a converted try near the left corner for a well-deserved victory.

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