Sat 11
Firebirds (2nd XV)
Thetford II
A cracking first half from the Firebirds

A cracking first half from the Firebirds

By Russell Clarke
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comes undone when injuries take their toll

The Firebirds started brightly, with some hard running and committed tackling and we went 19-0 up first half, tries coming from Otis Hernandez, Oli Smith and Matt Lefevre.

After the break Thetford rallied and started to make inroads., as the Firebirds energy levels fell, leading to some poor tacking which allowed their quicker players resulting in two quick tries. Injuries to several Firebirds meant reduced numbers and larger gaps for the victors backs to run through.

Special mention for veteran Richard Ross, Otis Hernandez and Ollie Smith and Matt Perry for 100% commitment in both defence and attack.
The man of the match when to Adrien Marie-Francoise, who had a classy game at scrum half.

Team: Steve Knights, Adam Fox, Matt Perry, Matt Lefevre, Richard Ross, Steffan Harwood, Otis Hernandez, Mark Ferguson, Adrien Marie-Francoise, Ryan Raven, Matt Ryan, Oli Smith, Jack Cottingham, Dale Blackburn

Scorers: Otis Hernandez 1T, Ollie Smith 1T 2C, Matt Lefevre 1T

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Match details

Match date

Sat 11, Nov 2017




Eastern Counties Greene King Division Three North

League position

Thetford II
Norwich Union II