Wisbech rugby 1sts lose home closer

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There were mixed fortunes for Wisbech Rugby Club on Saturday.

The first team entertained Woodbridge in the last league home fixture and despite a strong start they went down 7-28 with a try by Adam Bunton, converted by Shane Vickers. A disappointed coach Leonard Veenendaal felt that the players just did not turn up; the forwards were poor at the breakdown and a lack of discipline once again was costly.

Wisbech Wildcats ran in nine tries at home, beating Cantabs 3rds 53-12 in the semi-final of the Junior Cambridge Cup.

“It was a sublime effort by the squad,” said captain Oliver Mackett. The forwards were magnificent as they easily won their battle and this created the ball for the impressive backs to use with great effect.

Tries: centre Nick Thompsett five, which must be a club record in one game, Mackett, Skippy Pearson, Dave Brodie and Nathaniel Humphreys; and three conversions by Andy Claydon.

Mackett added: “We have a number of important games coming up: the final of the cup, the Jack Arch against March and a couple of important friendlies. I urge squad members to attend training over the next few weeks so we can sharpen up our plans.”