Olly Denton passing from the ruck for West. Picture: ROZ BRIDGES.

Thankfully for the home fans it was West Norfolk who emerged triumphant, with a 40-0 win against South Woodham Ferrers.

The hard-fought and convincing win against the Essex side delighted head coach Aaron Beaumont, who said: “It was great to get our first win on the board but also to see a bumper crowd and a busy clubhouse afterwards. 

“We played some good rugby and our defence was much more solid. We managed the game more effectively than in previous weeks. 

“We had worked hard on our running lines in training and this was evident with some big carries. 

“There is still more to work on, especially with ball presentation and contact skills.”

Tane Dunn opened the scoring with his debut try, converted by Sam Moses, and flanker Will Greenwood burst through for a second converted try to make it 14-0 at the interval. 

Jack Wicks’ smart footwork saw the lead stretched by another seven points and Adrian Flux Man of the Match Greenwood then went over to herald a bonus point. 

Peter Fox scored his first try for the team and was also involved in the final score of the afternoon, acting as distributor for another youngster, Rory Gagen, to score his first points. 

Highlights of the game can be found on the West Norfolk Rugby Club YouTube channel – tinyurl.com/WNWoodham.

• West’s development side were well beaten by a disciplined Holt second team. Ed Navrady was West’s only scorer in a 70-5 home defeat. 

The Trundley joint men of the match were Eddie Crewe and Josh Burgess.