After not having the numbers for their first game of the season Beccles 2s were able to kick their season off with a trip to Lowestoft 2s. The was a first ever game of Rugby for Jolly and first appearances of the season for Hart, Moore, Fenn, Girling and Driver.
Beccles had an early penalty chance which Shipley pushed just wide. After that Lowestoft took control but some good Beccles defence forced mistakes and they weren't able to capatilise.
In the end the pressure told and a loose throw on a defensive lineout let them in for the first try. A couple more mistakes gave them two more tries in the first half and a half time score of 17-0.
In the second half the trend continued with Lowestoft running in more tries as the Beccles defence tired. Beccles did manage a try towards the end of the game. There was some good work by Larkworthy down the left. The ball found its way inside to Jolly who broke through a couple of tackles to score in his first game. He was also made man of the match.
The final score was 43 - 7. Despite the heavy scoreline Beccles were happy with getting a team on the pitch and showing some promise that if they can continue to do this they will do well in their coming games.
Anyone wishing to join our playing squad should come along to training on a Tuesday or Thursday (19:30) or contact Keith Johnstone (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07788 430625) for more details. All welcome.
The next scheduled 2nd team game is 30th October at home to Crusaders 2s. This week the first team take on Southwold 2s at Beef Meadow.