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Cup triumph continues success for Thetford RUFC

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 April 2014

More silverware has been added to Thetford RUFC’s trophy cabinet after a resounding 80-0 win at Fakenham.

The victory saw Thetford claim the Hogston Crowley Cup, which goes to the winner of the annual fixture and is named after two past presidents of the clubs.

The game was helpful to keep Thetford sharp for their Woodfordes Norfolk Junior Cup final, as it had been two weeks since they wrapped up the Greene King IPA Eastern Counties Two title with a 69-16 home win against Fakenham.

Thetford take on Broadland Great Yarmouth in the Norfolk Junior Cup final, on their own turf at Two Mile Bottom, this Saturday. Admission is free, with kick-off at 3pm.

Keith Rix took a large squad to Fakenham for the Hogston Crowley Cup game and his side were in determined mood from the start.

Dominating in all areas, Thetford had to wait 15 minutes before the first score, as young Kain Rix smashed his way through the Fakenham defence to score. Matt Briggs converted, the first of nine successful kicks from 10 attempts on the day.

Tries then came at regular intervals, with Duggan, Stenton and Pizzey all going over, before the try of the match as after 10 phases Thetford released their backs and the impressive Gardener scored a well worked team try.

A further Pizzey try saw Thetford finish the half 38-0 ahead. Many changes were made at half-time but Thetford continued to dominate and within two minutes Duggan added to the scores with his second try of the match.

Pizzey then outpaced the tiring Fakenham defence to complete his hat-trick, a break from Lawrence in midfield and he went untouched to add to the score and good quick passing from the backs released Clark to score before Thetford repeated the move a few minutes later as Butler was on hand to score.

The final try of the match was again scored by Lawrence as he charged through the defence to score his second try of the match, converted by Harper, to leave the final score at 80-0 to Thetford.

Broadland GY arrive in Thetford for Saturday’s Junior Cup final on the back of having finished bottom of Eastern Counties One after winning just six games.


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