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Woodbridge Warriors travelled to an overcast and chilly Newmarket hoping to improve upon their 10 - 25 defeat at home in November. Like this previous encounter soon-to-be-promoted Newmarket started in their usual manner, aggressively attacking to put Woodbridge under pressure from the off. Their charging backs however gave away a penalty and the Warriors won a signature line-out to clear their lines. Poor first-up tackling and a curious Woodbridge defensive line allowed the well-drilled Newmarket backs too much freedom and after eight minutes flanker Richardson ran round the winger to score. The hosts continued to dominate in the scrum, draw their opponents into contact and then spin the ball fast and wide to test a porous defence. Newmarket No 10, Cocks was next to score before their full back, Tapley, ran through his opposite number to make it three trys in the first quarter. Despite some good kicking for territory by Woodbridge scrum half Johnson and grafting commitment by Capt Cooke - which threatened the Newmarket 5m line - the hosts always looked dangerous on the break. Their centre Jones made 45m through the middle of the Warriors for Cocks to score again and, shortly after, Tapley ran half the pitch to score under posts. The forwards joined in too, picking and driving for Payne to put down before Woodbridge’s Kuri chipped through helping Tom Cazelet to kick on, score and save the whitewash as the half ended.

Woodbridge started the second half in better form spending much time in Newmarket’s half and looking decidedly more threatening on occasion. Cooke, Brown and Mayhew showed particular tenacity and their line-out was reliable and steady. Inevitably however the Newmarket machine prevailed against this hardened defence and, despite a try-saving tackle by Johnson, Capt Reeves scored from a crash ball on twenty minutes followed by trys from scrum half Payne and second row Kupyn who’s try was the only one of the game that kicker Reeves failed to convert out of 9!

Final score: Newmarket 61 - Woodbridge Warriors 5

Woodbridge Warriors: 1 K Harris, 2 S Manning, 3 S Codd, 4 A Brown, 5 D Knights, 6 O Gray, 7 J Mayhew, 8 J Cooke, 9 E Johnson, 10 J Yorke, 11 K Richardson, 12 Kuri, 13 B McKintyre, 14 D Steward, 15 T Steward, Replacements: 16 T Cazelett, 17 D Andrews.

Newmarket: 1 M Cooper, 2 R Guildford, 3 D Terenzi, 4 L Kupyn, 5 D Precious, 6 R Richardson, 7A Walker, 8 M Reeves, 9 J Payne, 10 L Cocks, 11 C Deaton, 12 A Jones, 13 S Green 14 I Brodie, 15 P Tapley. Replacements: 16 L Smith, 17 A Scott, 18 D Sayer.

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