Seven-try Wisbech out of drop zone

Wisbech 1st v Sudbury rugby action
Wisbech 1st v Sudbury rugby action

Wisbech 41pts,

Sudbury 5pts

Wisbech 1st v Sudbury rugby action

Wisbech 1st v Sudbury rugby action

Wisbech eased themselves out of the relegation zone with an emphatic display of rugby on Saturday at home to fellow strugglers Sudbury, notching up seven tries and a bonus point.

“Canvey Island who are second from bottom are six points adrift but have a game in hand on us and Sudbury,” said skipper Dave Wadsley.

“The next two games are away to Beccles and league leaders Norwich. We must try our best to get something out of both these games to secure our league position. I really do hope the most of the squad players will make themselves available for these games.”

The dry sunny conditions suited Wisbech’s style of running rugby. The centre combination of Tom Long and Josh Seale looked impressive.

On five minutes Mark Laws at scrum half intercepted the ball and sped to the line to touch down under the post. Laws added the extra points from the conversion.

The home pack took control of the forward battle and gaps started to appear in Sudbury’s defence. On 20 minutes flyhalf Will Pettit cut through a gap to increase the advantage.

The visitors scored a try in the corner. However Laws added his second try after Wisbech had won the ball at the scrum. Laws added the conversion. On half time as the ball was moved along the back line winger Shane Vickers crashed over in the corner which made the half-time lead 24-5.

Shortly after the restart full back Joe Barfoot scored, Laws added the conversion. Wisbech’s defensive qualities were admirablee.

Joe Barfoot intercepted a loose pass and sprinted the length of the pitch to touch down under the posts. On full time second row Ben Chapman scored a try.