Fierce heat sees Suds lose unbeaten record

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Norwich 45 Sudbury 14

SUDBURY suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, away at Norwich. It was suggested before the game that because of the conditions we should play a 20-20 cricket match and Sudbury would probably have faired better had we played cricket.

Sudbury started well and scored a try after five minutes of play, from a ruck on the Norwich 10, quick ball to Josh Rix allowed him to power over from short range. Tom Summers converted putting Sudbury 7-0 in front.

Norwich replied immediately putting the ball through the backs to the wing who then ran round behind the posts to enable him to convert his own try. Norwich soon added a second. Norwich added two more tries in the first half hour.

Just on half time Norwich mounted a final push to take the score to 31-7 at the break.

The Sudbury lads did not give up and kept their heads up in difficult conditions, dust was rising when each tackle was made and the referee gave several breaks to take on water.

After ten minutes of play the Norwich backs put a move together from just inside their own half and then scored a second when Sudbury took their own scrum on their own 22 and then had the clearance kick charged down, a kick ahead got behind the Suds defence for the 6 to touch down.

Again Sudbury came back in the final ten minutes, having spent most of the half on the back foot, but once again Norwich killed the ball every time Sudbury got within striking distance and as a result Sudbury were awarded a penalty try after a number of scrums in the Norwich red zone. Summers made sure of the kick for a final score of 45-14.

Another tough one this week Holt at home KO 3.00pm.