After watching England beat New Zealand earlier in the day Lowestoft & Yarmouth were inspired to take the fight to Dereham with the club house full due to a support's lunch.
From the whistle you could tell L&Y were ready for this game and had taken note from England's quick start. Within 3 minutes Stuart Moore, playing at number 8, picked up from the base of the scrum and ran the short distance to score.
A few minutes later some quick thinking from Alex Marshall meant that he was able to run straight over for another.
Joe Brighty was on kicking duties and he scored another 2 points.
The team continued with their positive start and kept the pressure up which made a fantastic opportunity for our young scrum half Tom Huggins to cut through and side step Dereham to score his 1st senior try.
Back from injury Ethan Harrowven was on the wing and with his speed and agility he was able to step the defence and score another try followed by another 2 points from Joe. With the ball being played mainly in Dereham half Jack Thurbon was able to take the ball from the back of a maul and go blind powering his way over to score in the corner.
Second half saw Dereham come back and started playing mainly in the Lowestoft half, but with some loose play Brett Thomas was able to win the ball for L&Y to score his try. With the game being so open players found themselves out of position and Stuart Moore, now on the wing, ran in his second.
The game was now running away from Dereham and Lowestoft were starting to try new things and from a chip over top Brett Thomas using his basketball skills was able to catch an awkwardly bouncing ball and spin round to score for his 2nd try with Joe getting the conversion.
The game was truly out of reach for Dereham but they never gave up hope. The young Alex Marshall found himself on the wing where he used his strength to score his 2nd and with minutes left on the clock Lewis Cook managed to add to the points sealing the game at L&Y 56 / 0 Dereham.
This Saturday we will be showing the Rugby World Cup Final on the big screen in the clubhouse as we hope England can lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the 2nd time. KO 9am
The club house will be open for breakfast and drinks from 8am.
The L&Y 2nd team have a home match against Norwich Medics with a 2pm kickoff everyone is welcome to come along and watch for free.