Wisbech Rugby II 15,
Spalding Nomads 3rds 14
Wisbech continued their revival with a last-gasp win in a fierce friendly against a strong Spalding outfit.
From the kick off Spalding dominated possession but stout defending kept them at bay.
Centre Phil Martell and prop Josh Anderson made some bone-crunching tackles. However, Spalding were able to make a break due to a missed tackle and finished well.
Finally, Wisbech were able to build some phases with flanker Jacob Goat carrying well. A well-worked move saw Lewis Mews cross the white line to bring the score to 7-5 for half-time.
In the second half Wisbech came out of the blocks and captain Nathan Goodale was able to burst through to score under the post with Sam Anderson converting.
Adam Bunton, Ed Thory and Connor Lucas all made significant line breaks but the defence was strong and the hosts were unable to capitalise on the breaks.
Spalding put themselves in the lead 14-12.
With the last play of the game Wisbech forced a penalty. Anderson stepped up and kicked three points to secure a victory.
Next weekend Wisbech II’s are at home to Swaffham Pedlars while Wisbech I travel to Sudbury.
Wisbech’s scheduled County Cup match at home on Saturday was conceded by Newmarket who felt that a congestion of fixtures would harm their push for promotion which was more important to them than the cup. Wisbech are now by default at home in the semi-final on April 26 to Cambridge Development squad.
l Triumphant Wisbech U11’s won every match at the Boston Festival to win the Boston Cup.
They beating Spalding 3 tries to 0 from E Samways, B Wilcox and S Howat.
Other tries, versus Boston: Wilcox, Howat, H Holmes, A Flint, L Hare and T Bateman; Market Rasen: G Howat and S Howat; Grimbsy: S Howat, Samways, Hare, Wilcox 2 and F Simpson 2.