Sudbury up to second with Ipswich rout
TWO NORTH EAST
Sudbury scored more than 40 points for the sixth consecutive game when they played host to Ipswich at Whittome Field on Saturday.
Having opted to play up the slope in the first half, the hosts took control early on and they made it count in the third minute when Chris Lewis converted a penalty try to open up a 7-0 lead.
Graham Richards’ men were soon back in the Ipswich 22 following a break from Harry Maile, who went over for the game’s second try.
The Sudbury forwards were having success at the set pieces despite the size disadvantage and Chris Whybrow broke from the scrum and the tackles to run 30 metres to score with 20 minutes played.
Fly-half Lewis left the field soon after he had converted all three tries but his replacement, Japser Boydell, fitted seamlessly into the gap.
Just before half-time, from a scrum in the Ipswich half, Sudbury shipped the ball from left to right for Shaun Smith to score from out wide to send his side into the break 26-0 in front.
After 15 minutes of the second period, Pete Dedross grabbed a loose ball and the hooker ran 30 metres to score, with the conversion by Tom Summers.
Soon after, a well weighted grubber kick moved play into the Ipswich five and the subsequent knock-on gave Sudbury possession at the scrum. Several phases of play kept them in the red zone and eventually Boydell nipped through on the blind side as the backs kept the ball moving.
Sudbury had two players binned in the last 10 minutes, one of which was for a high tackle, as the home team conceded numerous penalties.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, Sudbury held out in the closing stages to secure the whitewash win that moves them up to second.