Following last week's loss at the hands of an ordinary Chosen Hill side, Norton were looking to improve on their sub-standard performance. Norton again travelled a long distance to play Forest of Dean side, Berry Hill, a side they had beaten 25–16 at home earlier in the season.

Despite their best intentions, they were slow to start and leaked an early try. They then recovered and started making in-roads into the home side's half. Berry Hill illegally halted two good driving mauls, which forced the referee to award a penalty. Ben Moon kicked the three points on offer to bring the score to 7–3.

Berry Hill continued to be penalised by the referee and eventually ended up having a player sin-binned. Norton tried to pressure the home side's line again, but struggled in the lineout as the Berry Hill locks seemed to be getting above the Norton side's jumpers and stealing the ball. Just before half-time, Berry were awarded a penalty which they kicked to increase their lead to 10–3 at half-time.

At the start of the second half, Berry Hill carried on as they did in the first half and kept giving away penalties. This meant that after they had been brought back to full strength, the referee was forced to sin-bin their prop for a dangerous, off the ball tackle on Moon. From the penalty, Moon just missed the three pointer which would have brought Norton back within a score.

Unfortunately from this point, Norton started to back off tackles and the home side upped their game, running in four tries before the end of the match to comfortably take the win. Norton need to realise they are in a extremely tough league now where there are no easy weekends and the team can't afford to take their foot off the gas until the end of the season.

This weekend, Norton's First team are due to play Saturday and Sunday, firstly against old adversaries, Avon, in a league fixture (2.30 p.m. kick-off) and on Sunday, against Tor in the Somerset Vase Quarter-Final (2 p.m. kick-off).