Development squad make it two on the bounce away at Wendens

DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT: Match action from Mildenhall and Red Lodge's 17-0 defeat against Haverhill District on Saturday.
DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT: Match action from Mildenhall and Red Lodge's 17-0 defeat against Haverhill District on Saturday.

GREENE KING IPA

EASTERN COUNTIES

LEAGUE DIVISION 
THREE WEST

Wendens Ambo 7

Newmarket Development 36
The Newmarket Development team recorded back to back wins for the first time this season against a very strong Wendens Ambo outfit.

Playing with the wind behind them, Newmarket made the most of the conditions. Robbie Holland ran out for his first outing of the season and made big inroads into Wenden’s defence creating the space for Sam Hillary to score. Hillary then converted his own try.

Newmarket’s pack dominance allowed the backs some good ball to play with, and a couple of good phases made room for Hillary to score his second try of the match.

After a bit of sloppy play from Wendens, Newmarket piled on the pressure allowing Hillary to get his hat-trick try, which he converted.

Wendens then managed to find a hole in the Newmarket defence to score out wide. However a solo run from Hillary to score under the posts, which he again converted, gave the visitors a 26-7 lead at the break.

The weather conditions worsened and made life hard for both teams with lots of handling errors in the second-half. Stephen McLean picked up a spilt ball and put Newmarket into Wenden’s 22.

With a recycled ball Hillary managed to go past the Wendens full back to score Newmarket’s fifth try of the game.

The last score of the match came from great play from from Joe Shipp and Ryan Stafford allowing Hillary to score his sixth try and wrap up proceedings.

n Newmarket Under-12s endured mixed results over the weekend as they followed up a convincing 25-0 victory over St Ives by suffering a 15-10 defeat to Wisbech. Tries from the two matches came courtesy of Harry Kelly, Casey Feehan, Josh Jones, Noah Wall, Nicky Brown and Harry Haylock.

n Mildenhall and Red Lodge’s poor run of form continued as they fell to a third straight defeat going down to a 17-0 loss to Haverhill and District.