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Clacton roar back into action
1:36pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in Sport
CLACTON roared back into action with an emphatic 23-7 success at home to Norwich in the Eastern League.
The Seasiders had not played for several weeks but were far too strong for Norwich who were back in the league for the first time in more than 20 years.
The Norfolk side were not up to the challenge of playing the champions. They showed promise at the start of the first quarter, scoring first and then swapping goals with the Seasiders until it reached 2-2.
After that, the home side moved up a gear and ended the first quarter leading 6-2.
The second quarter highlighted the difference in class, with Adrian Westlake scoring four of Clacton’s seven goals, and by half-time it was 13-3.
The third and fourth quarters continued in the same way and, while Norwich continued fighting to the end, the final score emphasised the gulf between the sides.
The only surprise of the night was a quiet game for leading scorer Neil Coles, who is way out in front in the golden shot competition, with 52 goals.
However, he only manged to score twice against lowly Norwich.
With over half the season now played, Clacton are in control of both leagues they play in.
The Essex League statistics show they have played seven and won seven, scoring 108 goals and only conceding 42.
In the Eastern League, they have won five out of five, grabbing 83 goals only letting in just 31.
It seems a foregone conclusion that they will retain both league trophies but captain James Fry wants to do so with another 100 per cent record.
The Seasiders now have a month’s break before playing Chelmsford at home in the Eastern League in early September.
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