West Norfolk players focus on the task in hand during their 41-12 win at Southwold. Picture: Ed Navrady.

RUGBY UNION: West Norfolk remain top of the Women’s National Challenge League East One division after a 100 per cent record after a tough 41-12 win at Southwold.

A physical Suffolk side gave West a through test with the forwards battering the home defence from the starting whistle.

Kelly Saunders was tackled over the try line to put the first points on the board and soon after Zoe Sharp’s excellent footwork helped her weave through the opposition to score between the posts, setting up perfect position for Tiff Turner to convert.

Captain Sarah Hodgson forced a try through a tiny crack in the defence, following an accurate pass from Amber Wadlow and the first half finished with Libby Lockwood going over and another conversion by Turner. 

Lockwood scored a second try soon after the break and was instrumental in the final two tries. She set up Saunders for her second try before an awesome piece of unselfish passing play from Tiff Turner saw Lockwood score in the corner with a final kick from Turner opening a 41-0 lead.

Southwold took advantage of West’s relaxed defence to score two quick tries and ended the game with a conversion.

Back of the match was Kathryn Sharp and forward of the match Leah Watson. 

The team trains at Gatehouse Lane, North Wootton, on Wednesdays (6pm girls from Year 7, 7pm open age). 

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