A squad of 40 players came together on 4th September 2021 ready for war. Prior to the match the Regiment Roll of Honour was read by Lt Colonel (Retd) Eddie Thorne MC, with Last Post and Reveille being sounded. The enforced COVID break and the chance to collocate with the Wymondham RFC annual Beer Festival saw a bumper crop of over a one hundred Regimental supporters turn up to cheer the team home to victory!
The home side started strongly but it was a decisive break by former Viking and Wymondham player Aaron Hayward that allowed the ever-present Cunningham (Pompadours) to put the Regiment ahead. 5-0. Wymondham appeared to be the more organised unit, but the Regiment led by Liam McGrath (Vikings) were resolute in defence and looked to counterattack at every opportunity. On one of these attacks the ball was lost, and the Wymondham winger ran a try in despite the attentions of Luke Govier (Vikings) and Chris Seeley (Pompadours). 5-5. More pressure was exerted by the pack which was being constantly bolstered by replacements by Manager Chris Cooper (Vikings) but the match reached halftime all square despite the introduction of the ‘flight of Crowes’ (Anthony Crowe (Vikings) and his two sons).