THREE NORTH EAST
Beccles 20 Sudbury 3
Sudbury travelled to Beccles on Saturday to be greeted by an enforced change pitch that was a sea of mud and only marginally playable.
While it did not suit Sudbury’s style, it did the home side, who relied on their forwards to help push them to a 20-3 victory.
Beccles scored an early penalty from the first play of the game and Tom Summers replied with one for the visitors after 15 minutes.
The game then became a battle for possession in the boggy conditions with Beccles eventually scoring a converted try after a forwards move from close range.
The game was marred by two red cards stemming from a late tackle by a Beccles player and retaliation from Sudbury’s Jon Coone, which brought the first half to a close.
The second half started with a try from Beccles in the first minute from a kick ahead by winger Frost, who ran through to score.
The home side scored again from a lineout in the Sudbury 22 and passed right to left through the backs to touch down in the corner after 12 minutes.
Beccles were then happy to slow the game down and scrummage in the mud for the rest of the afternoon.