Wanstead 12 Sudbury 32
Sudbury maintained their perfect start to the season with an eighth straight win, overcoming Wanstead in a 32-12 success.
Having missed an early opportunity to open the scoring, Sudbury were punished as Wanstead broke the deadlock with a penalty of their own.
However, the visitors were not behind long as Shaun Smith, who had come on to replace the injured Toby White, collected a pass from Tom Summers to race through and score.
Sudbury were enjoying the territorial advantage, but Wanstead had a well-organised defence who caused their opponents to rush their moves and make silly handling errors.
But, with the half drawing to a close, Sudbury extended their advantage as a five- metre scrum resulted in the ball being passed out to Smith to crash over out wide with George Murray converting to give the visitors a nine-point half-time lead.
Sudbury squandered two penalty attempts in the first 10 minutes after the interval, while at the other end Wanstead reduced the deficit with a successful penalty of their own.
The visitors’ hopes of securing victory were handed a major boost as they were awarded a penalty try while the home side were also reduced to 14 men after one of their players received a second yellow card.
With a man advantage, the Sudbury pack were able to dominate proceedings.
And that pressure finally told as Justin Burton touched down as the forwards drove over in the far right hand corner.
Wanstead continued to struggle with the onslaught and were reduced to 13 men shortly after for another maul offence, which allowed Sudbury to capitalise again as Andy Curry touched down from the ensuing lineout.
The hosts rallied and scored two tries in the final stages, but it was prove nothing more than a consolation as Sudbury played out the final remaining minutes to secure another victory.
n Sudbury Under-13s won their second league game of the season after defeating a physical Chingford side 27-5.
The away trip saw Joe MacGregor open the scoring with a try before before scrum-half Jack Bowyer added a second before the break.
Sam Ponty was next to score, ahead of Chingford’s only try of the day.
MacGregor soon added a penalty before Jack Prior barrelled his way over to complete a strong performance in which Charlie Johnson picked up the man-of-the-match accolade.