Ipswich YMCA 3
Wisbech produced the performance of their season so far with a six-try haul against third place Ipswich on Saturday, cheered on by a large crowd.
The hard work on the training pitch with a coaching contribution from Bedford Blues scrum half Darryl Veenendaal proved the key as the squad of 18 each made significant contributions to the team performance.
In the first quarter the visitors slotted over a penalty to record their only points of the afternoon.
Wisbech started to gel and from a driving maul from a five-metre lineout Raimondas Vinksna drove over, by half-time Mark Laws scored, outpacing the covering defence out wide (10-3).
To a man the team showed their resolve, with further tries by Nathan Goodale, James Napier, Sam Anderson and Matt Esser coming at regular intervals and three conversions by Laws.
“I always knew the team were capable of delivering if they bought into the game plan and played for the whole 80 minutes,” said coach Leonard Veenendaal.
“We have to focus only on the next game and have to get that elusive away win. It was a team performance but Nathan Goodale and Kokars Agris deserve a mention for their physical performances along with De La Rey Veenendaal who controlled the game superbly from fly half.”
Wisbech travel to Swaffham on Saturday. On Saturday, November 8, Wisbech are drawn at home in the second round of the Junior Vase to Mersea Island. Kick-off will be around 2pm.