Wisbech maintain their strong start

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Woodbridge 13pts,

Wisbech 31pts

Wisbech continued their impressive run of form away to Woodbridge on Saturday.

Once again it was the combination of a solid base laid down by the forwards and the flair and pace of the back division which saw Wisbech run in five tries and notch up another bonus point.

Wisbech took the lead on five minutes when Will Petitt weaved his way through the home defensive line to score under the posts, Shane Vickers converted.

Woodbridge looked to be a well drilled side and they mounted their own attacks but Wisbech defended well. They found it difficult to contain the speed of the game played by Wisbech and it was only handling errors which prevented Wisbech from adding further tries until on 20 minutes.

Winger James Napier sprinted past his opposite number to score in the corner, shortly after Vickers hit the angle taking a well-timed inside pass from fly half Petitt to score under the post and also added the conversion. Woodbridge added a penalty which made the score 3-19 at half time.

Shortly after the restart Tom Martell added the fourth try of the day when he dived over after Wisbech had turned over the ball, Vickers converted.

This try seemed to spur the home side on and with Wisbech guilty of a loss of concentration the home team scored a try. Woodbridge started to pose Wisbech a few problems as the game became scrappy but with 15 minutes to go Petitt eased the pressure with his second try of the day. Again Woodbridge fought back and deserved to score their second try after good work by their backs.

In the end Wisbech can be satisfied with their performance.

On Saturday Wisbech travel to Saffron Walden in the Cambridge County Cup.

Club manager Cliff Humphreys said: “Saffron Walden play two leagues above us but, while the county cup is not our priority this season, we intend to play our strongest 15 as it will help us gauge at what level we are currently at.”