Search

Crusaders 0, Swaffham 18

16:31 23 April 2012

Swaffham secured county silverware for the first time in their history yesterday when they comprehensively beat Crusaders to lift the Norfolk Junior Cup.

The visitors went into the match as underdogs, with their opponents playing at a higher level, but quickly took the game by the scruff of the neck, scoring all their points in the first half.

Swaffham took the lead with an early Daniel Spencer penalty and added to their advantage midway through the first half when fullback Alex Griffiths ran through almost unopposed after an interception, with Spencer adding the extras.

Four minutes before the break it was 15-0 as Ryan Bigland powered over after good work from the forwards and a Spencer penalty just before the break provided the icing on the cake.

Crusaders applied plenty of pressure in the second half but Swaffham held firm in front of a good contingent of visiting supporters to secure cup glory after narrowly missing out on promotion to Eastern Counties Division One.

0 comments

Other Thetford and Brandon sport

Yesterday, 22:48
Sixteen-year-old Tom Yarham shone during Fakenham's EAPL play-off semi final. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham’s dream of rejoining the region’s elite begins with a trip to Old Buckenham.

Thu, 06:30

The battle to avoid relegation from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division will be decided on the final day of the season.

Thu, 06:30
Norwich United celebrate retaining the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title after beating Long Melford at Plantation Park.

Norwich United tasted defeat for just the third time this season, although it meant little to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division champions.

Wed, 06:30
Action from Bury Saints' win over Sussex Thunder at Thetford Rugby Club earlier this season - Tommy Ellerbee running for his first Saints touchdown. Picture: Hayden Marie Photography

The Bury Saints American Football Club made it two wins from two after a hard fought win over the Southampton based Solent Thrashers running out a 19-6 scoreline at Thetford Rugby Club.

Most Read

Thu, 06:30

The battle to avoid relegation from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division will be decided on the final day of the season.

Read more
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Racers kept the crowd happy at Snetterton.

Ray Barrow’s mighty Chevy Camaro proved too potent for the fleet of Norfolk-built Lotus Elans/Europas at Snetterton who were outgunned in the Swinging Sixties event, but filled the next four slots after the winner.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 3°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up