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Swaffham do the double

PUBLISHED: 17:08 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 July 2010

A surprisingly large crowd turned out in horrible conditions, eager to see a strong Swaffham side beat formidable Broadland to do the double over them.

A surprisingly large crowd turned out in horrible conditions, eager to see a strong Swaffham side beat formidable Broadland to do the double over them.

And they witnessed a deserved 25-11 win for the magnificent men of Swaffham.

Broadland scored an early penalty then the home side started firing up but some poor kicking let Swaffham down though, and the Broadland full-back capitalised with his own big boot pinning Swaffham back.

Swaffham had a good passage of play. Lenny Webb secured loose ball to keep the attack alive.

A penalty awarded to Swaffham for hands in the ruck saw a penalty kick missed, but this just seemed to spur Swaffham on.

The resulting 22 was poor from Broadland and failed to cross the line. From the resulting scrum, the blind side was open for number 8 Gladman to exploit.

Spectators at the Swaffham end of the ground cheered in response to a classic Gladman surge, supported by scrum-half Sparks. Another penalty was awarded and scored.

Gunnell touched down for a five-pointer after a remarkable Swaffham drive. The conversion was missed. Good running set up a try in the corner, good play had brought Broadland back into the lead. Their conversion effort missed, the score 8-5 in Broadland's favour.

D J Barnard again showed his strong running skills, running good angles off fly-half lines, and fellow centre Morrissey. He was set free from another belt up the blind by Gladman, an inside flick to winger Smolen thwarted by good cover defence. However, Broadland's offside gave Webb the chance to land a great kick.

Another good strike from the Broadland kicker before the break saw the visitors leading 11-8 at half-time. The re-start was poor from Broadland and gifted a scrum to Swaffham on halfway, from this illegal play in the front row saw the advantage become a penalty.

The kick to touch led to Gladman obstructed by the referee as he went to peel off the line-out - scrum 15 awarded to Swaffham.

Having got this far, the territory was lost as an unfortunate kick sailed straight into touch after a good scrummage. Callaby was working hard with front-row colleagues Gunnell and Webb, aided by the powerhouse combination of Chamberlain and Murray.

Fighting back into the Broadland 22, a

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