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Upminster 43, Wisbech lst 3

WISBECH travelled to Upminster on Saturday in the league and suffered a 43-3 defeat to a strong side.

Weakened again by a shortage of front line players, Wisbech found themselves against well organised opposition who scored 38 points in the first half, Wisbech’s only response was a Mark Laws penalty.

In the second half Wisbech produced a far better performance restricting the home side to a single try and will look to build on this improvement for the next match against Campion who have lost one more game than Wisbech.

Wisbech 2nd 0,

Norwich Medics 45

A LACK of players has once again hindered the efforts of the 2nds in a big home game on Saturday against the strongest team in the league.

With last-minute call ups to the first string, Wisbech were left with 14 men. This did not last long however and the home side were soon reduced to only 13 through injury.

Despite this though, the team’s defensive effort was outstanding, and was marshalled well from fly half Steve Priest, who tackled all day despite a shoulder injury.

Having a numerical disadvantage in the scrum, and an overlap available for Medics due to the extra backs player, it was inevitable that they would run in a few tries. However both teams were guilty of conceding numerous penalties and knock-ons throughout the afternoon, which made for a stop-start game.

It has been tough going for Wisbech in recent weeks due to lack of players, but this has not diminished team spirit, and it is felt that with a full compliment of players and substitutes, this would have been a much more competitive game.

Wisbech travel to Diss 3rd next weekend, and will take their own brand of team spirit with them, if not a full squad.