West Norfolk get to grips with their hosts Norwich Seconds in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup on Saturday.

RUGBY UNION: West Norfolk took their time to get going but put their recent poor run of results behind them as they romped to a 63-31 win at Norwich Seconds in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup.

Lacklustre defending allowed the hosts to open an early 17-3 lead with West’s only score coming from scrum-half Jack Wicks’ penalty. 

However, using their dominant scrum, West responded with two tries from No.8 Ash Colvin, both converted by Wicks. 

This was followed by a scrambled try for prop Paul Bridges, converted by Wicks. Lock Edney Costa powered over for the final try of the half, again converted by Wicks. 

After some stern words from coach Aaron Swanborough at half time, West started the second half brightly, which resulted in two converted penalties for Wicks. Wicks scored two converted tries before fly-half Sam Moses added add one of his own after brilliant support play by hooker Richard Gallagher. 

Norwich pulled back a try before captain and lock Adam Fox used his size and strength to power over the line to finish the scoring.

The Adrian Flux Man of the Match was hooker Richard Gallagher.

Coach Swanborough said: “After a defensively poor first half, I was massively impressed with our second-half performance. We played high tempo, good quality rugby, which is what we have been searching for. 

“We stuck to our game plan and our execution was very good.

“Now we have momentum going into our derby at Wisbech tomorrow, which I know the players are looking forward to.”

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