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Your News Southwold Swallows 20, Deeping Ladies 17

INJURY, unavailability and holiday had reduced Southwold to just nine fit players on the Thursday but as Deeping were keen to play, by Sunday Southwold had got up to 12 and the match went ahead.

The Swallows rose to the occasion and Deeping were unable to counter Southwold's sheer determination and effort. No Sarah Doddington, Laura Nutt or Katie Robinson meant uncontested scrums.

However, Southwold's pack moved mountains with a back to form Mandy Easter, typifying the Black and Golds' total commitment.

Clare Phelps opened the scoring for Southwold but back came Deeping to equalise. Southwold's authoritative fly-half then made a cameo appearance between shifts and changed the game giving Southwold shape and direction as well as scoring two tries.

However, the visitors scored two of their own plus a crucial conversion. However, Deeping had to no answer to Jeama Doddington's fabulous try and some amazing committed defence from Shelly Harlow, Nina Roe, Bev Whyte and Jeama herself.

Southwold's defence was strong throughout. A barrage of wonderful tackles from Jeama Doddington, Amy Gregory, Shelly Harlow and Clare Phelps were prominent in this win.

Deeping had never lost to Southwold before and the experience was not taken well.

The Swallows' march to their first ever league title gathers pace with another ground-breaking victory.

Last week's snow and ice put paid to the eagerly-awaited visit of Harlow and with Deeping beating Peterborough and Chelmsford beating Thames Southwold slipped from top to third in the South East Division 3 league, but they still have games in hand.

Southwold are always looking for new players as they training every Wednesday at the Reydon Recreational ground from 7.30pm. For more details contact Nina Roe on 07947 313 156, log onto or check out Southwold RFC on facebook.

Another well done goes to the Southwold Swallows team who raised 631 for Children in Need.

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