Ely Tigers rounded off 2023 with their first return fixture of the season as they faced West Norfolk.

Tigers were looking to revenge a 29-22 defeat from earlier in the season and managed to get off to a perfect start during the opening minute.

Ely won a scrum, and breaking quickly with Matt French, who in turn finds Joel Scott Paul, to score under the posts, with the conversion added from the boot of Matt McCarthy.

The lead was quickly doubled, and with the home side dominating the scrums, Ely once more broke free, moving the ball across the pitch to find Jordan Barnes who went over the try line in the corner and a testing conversion was score from McCarthy.

Barnes soon scored his second try of the afternoon and from the restart, Ely picked the ball up and surged forward, and in a mirror of his first try, Barnes went over in the same place in the corner, leaving another testing conversion for McCarthy, but this time it bounced off the upright and away.

The bonus point try came from a line-out and Ely won the ball and pushed back towards their own try line, with Grant Storey shielding the ball until releasing Jeremy Darley who crossed the line.

Tigers added another try after Storey picked up a loose ball from a West Norfolk line-out close to their own try line. Tigers went into the break 41-0.

The second half didn't see the same scoring rate as the first half, in fact, play was held up for a while due to an injury to a West Norfolk player.

McCarthy added a further try and a conversion. The last play of the game saw Paul Dewey going over in the corner, unable to add the conversion the final score was a 58-0 win