Sudbury continue to lead the way at the top

TITLE CHALLENGE: Match action from Sudbury II's 34-19 victory over table topping Colchester III in Greene King Eastern Counties Division Three South. The impressive win was Sudbury's seventh straight victory, leaving them second in the league, joint on points with the leaders
TITLE CHALLENGE: Match action from Sudbury II's 34-19 victory over table topping Colchester III in Greene King Eastern Counties Division Three South. The impressive win was Sudbury's seventh straight victory, leaving them second in the league, joint on points with the leaders
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LONDON THREE NORTH EAST Billericay 0 Sudbury 36

Sudbury continue to lead the way in London Three North East as the table-toppers eased to a comfortable 36-0 success away at Billericay.

Match action from Sudbury II's top-of-the-table rugby clash with Colchester III. ANL-150118-184610009

Match action from Sudbury II's top-of-the-table rugby clash with Colchester III. ANL-150118-184610009

The visitors started with determination and drove down the pitch from the kick-off and were taken into touch on the corner flag.

Billericay took their own lineout, but Sudbury rucked the ball and Ben Stanton scored from close range after three minutes of play.

From the restart, Fraser Becket made a good break but Sudbury knocked on, but stayed firmly entrenched in the 22.

The resulting scrum saw the visitors drive forward strongly, allowing Nick Robinson to touch down for a 12-0 lead after 10 minutes.

The setback appeared to finally galvanise Billericay who became more organised. Their scrum improved and they were winning lineouts.

The game became very stop-start and handling errors by Sudbury were not helping the cause, allowing the home side to see the rest of the half played out with no further score.

Sudbury started the second half slowly and gave away a penalty when caught offside just nine metres inside their own half. Billericay opted to kick, but missed, spurning their only real chance to score in the game.

After 12 minutes of play in the second half, Sudbury put together their first flowing move with a passage of play over two thirds of the pitch with Scott Harries eventually claiming the try. Ben Stanton added the extra points.

Mindful of the bonus point, Sudbury kept plugging away and it eventually came when the forwards drove over from short range with Pete Dedross claiming the credit.

The momentum continued with Shaun Smith scoring with his first opportunity, outrunning the opposition up the left wing before crashing over.

And Stanton finished off an impressive display with a second try, taking his tally to two tries and three conversions.