Last-gasp Wisbech win vital battle

Wisbech Rugby 1st team v Wymondham ANL-140303-090733002
Wisbech Rugby 1st team v Wymondham ANL-140303-090733002
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Wisbech 28pts,

Wymondham 21

Wisbech Rugby 1st team v Wymondham ANL-140303-090827002

Wisbech Rugby 1st team v Wymondham ANL-140303-090827002

Wisbech played their ‘get out of jail’ card in this relegation battle, securing victory in the final seconds.

The scores were 21-all when the visitors gave away a penalty on their 22-metre line.

The referee confirmed that there was not any time left and so the only option was to kick for goal.

Jon Turner stepped up to take the kick but hooked the ball infield, full back Joe Barfoot was able to gather the ball and crash over under the post. Jack Malkin converted to take victory.

Turner scored after five minutes.

Wymondham scored a converted try and shortly after Wisbech lost Greg Brownlow when he was given a red card for an alleged head butt.

A Malkin penalty put 
Wisbech briefly back into the lead but by half-time Wymondham scored another converted try.

Coach Leonard Veenendaal provided a stern half-time lecture, however shortly after the break Wymondham extended their lead with a converted try.

Ali Comben scored a try out wide, man of the match Turner added his second try and with five minutes to go a Malkin penalty levelled the scores.

“We certainly fought hard in the second half,” said Veenendaal.

“And we are hanging in there.

“We must win all the remaining fixtures to stay up.”

Wisbech travel to basement side Canvey Island on Saturday.

Wisbech 2 24,

UEA Norwich 41

Wisbech led 14-0 after 20 minutes of the first half.

David Brodie went over for the third try after an excellent drive by the forwards.

However by half-time UEA had reduced the arrears to 19-17.

Hooker Nathaniel Humphreys powered over, however as Wisbech began to tire UEA took control.

Luke Feaviour, Humphreys and Richard Pearson played well.