Suffolk fall one try short of rivals

SUFFOLK fell just one try short of a share of the spoils in a county rugby match against Norfolk last night, losing 29-24. Suffolk dominated the opening ten minutes without really threatening the line.

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

Suffolk dominated the opening ten minutes without really threatening the line.

The tides soon turned in Norfolk's favour who duly took the lead when Paul Wilson powered over the line following a period of pressure. Stuart Murray converted.

Five minutes later Suffolk got on the score sheet when Louisson made a 40-yard dash for an unconverted try.

Norfolk then took hold of the game and two quick tries around the half-hour mark saw them stretch their lead. Firstly Stuart Murray converted his own try before Alex Brugger extended the lead. Murray converted again for a score of 21-5 to Norfolk.

Suffolk didn't give up though and they gave themselves something to fight for after the break when Lawrence Taper took advantage of a missed pass to score. James Gee converted for a half-time score of 21-12 to Norfolk.

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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. Minutes later however, Norfolk went further ahead when Alex Brugger grabbed his second score of the game.

Norfolk went ten points clear after an hour when Pete Cartier sent over a dropped goal but Suffolk pulled the score with in five points with just five minutes to go when Oli Paxman scored.

Despite a late push Suffolk could not find the score they needed and Norfolk completed the double over their near rivals.

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