Jonah Cunningham




A great day was had by all at the annual Pony Moore fixture, this year held on the Common at Southwold. It was as always a great social occasion but again as always both games were hard fought on the pitch.

Wold 1stXV got their just revenge for last years narrow defeat at Beccles with a pretty overwhelming win over Beccles this year. Beccles battled and tackled their hearts out but were starved of possession and found it hard to keep up with the pace of the constant attacks that Wold made through the game.

Pony Moore
Calum Anthony going over for his try

Wold with a massive wind behind them in the first half went in to the break.

17 – 0 with tries from Jonah Cunningham, Jamie Jenner and Ollie Carlstroem and one conversion from Luke Wade.

Pony Moore
Jonah Cunningham going in for his second try

No-one was sure if 17 points would be enough as one Beccles Wag said at half time that “it had been at least a 20 point wind and Wold had not taken enough advantage of it”.

His hope however was short lived as James Hall went over for Wold’s fourth only four minutes in to the second half and ten minutes later Jonah Cunningham sprinted up the right hand touchline for his second try of the match and Wold’s fifth taking them with the successful conversion in to an unassailable lead at 29 – 0 with just over a quarter of the game left.

Pony Moore
Cemil Duruk

Five minutes from time Wold got their sixth as Callum Anthony having come on as sub at No 10 stepped and twisted his way over the line for a great individual try and Josh Wallis at 15 added the extra two points to give the final score of 36 – 0 in Wold’s favour.

Pony Moore
Henry Dalton

Not even the Wag had anything to say or could argue that Wold had not deserved their victory, and were later able to put the Pony Moore Trophy back behind the Southwold Clubhouse bar.

Wold’s young Development Squad overran Beccles II 39-5 and kept their 100% winning record for the season having already won their league and gained promotion in to Eastern Counties 2 North for next season.

Well done to skipper Aaron Bliss and all his team for a good end to what has been a great season for them.

Report by David Vaughan and photos by Linda Cayley

Southwold U14’s

Southwold U14’s win Eastern Counties Final

Today Southwold hosted the Eastern Counties Final, this was a three way competition between Norfolk Cup winners Norwich, Cambridgeshire Cup winners Huntingdon and Suffolk Cup winners Southwold.

The first game saw Southwold beat Norwich 19-6.  Norwich then played Huntingdon which saw Huntingdon win 25-7 setting up a final game between Southwold and Huntingdon in which the winner would be crowned Eastern Counties Champion.

It was a hard fought game in which Southwold took an early lead but Huntingdon came back in the second half to bring it back to 12-12, another well worked try by Southwold brought the score to 17-12 and although Huntingdon were pressurising the Southwold line in the remaining few minutes the Southwold defence held and the final score was 17-12.

All three teams entertained the crowd with some fantastic rugby.  Thanks to all the teams, coaches, parents and supporters for a great Final and to Robert Temple from Eastern Counties for attending to present the trophy.


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