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West Norfolk undone by three late tries

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West Norfolk handed debuts to two more youngsters as they slipped to a 41-8 home defeat at the hands of Bury St Edmunds 2nds.With a slightly improved injury list, West Norfolk were able to field a promising young side at Gatehouse Lane.Director of rugby Darren Clarke said: “I was proud of our performance throughout the game. We showed determination, fight and played some good rugby at times.”Two more players made their first team debut taking us up to 50 players used in the first team this year. Both those youngsters who came in were excellent.”In the end, a better Bury side dominated us in the final quarter but even with only 13 players at the end we finished on the front foot.”With the return of Rocco Jones and the much-anticipated debut of the young tighthead prop Tyler Pepper, West hoped they would be able to turn their recent form around and produce a good performance.Early penalties at the ruck cost West territory and allowed Bury to reassert their territorial dominance.Unfortunately for West, yet another injury to the front row, this time hooker Lewis Rudd, forced the home side into an early change, which temporarily disrupted any momentum they had built.Bury’s discipline in attack eventually took its toll and following a period of extended possession, their centre would cut a line through the West defence to score a converted try.The visitors added a second try before Jack Wicks slotted home a penalty for the hosts.West Norfolk’s spirits would not be dampened and the second half with several players putting in eye-watering tackles to stop the Bury attack in its tracks.A moment of brilliance by the Bury wing would see a chip and chase converted into a try before West would finally get a try of their own through Will Allen, who crashed over for a try in the corner.A yellow card saw Bury take advantage of their numerical superiority.With space out wide, they ran in three unanswered tries in the final 10 minutes before the final whistle would bring an end to the game.Adrian Flux man of the match was Tyler Pepper.



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