Archie shines again to win player-of-the-week honours

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WISBECH Rugby Club youth teams travelled to St Ives on Sunday, and the Under 10s playing some excellent rugby to came away with a respectable result.

In their first game against St Ives A, Wisbech were slow to get going and poor defence allowed St Ives to secure a 10–0 win.

The second game was against St Ives B and Wisbech got into their stride, dominating in both attack and defence. The result was a 20–0 win for Wisbech, with tries from Thomas Nunn, Luke Green, Finlay Wilcox and Frank Etherington.

The final game against St Ives A team was an excellent affair with strong attack and defence from both sides and finished 5-5. A well-organised Wisbech defence held St Ives to a single try while Frank Etherington scored for Wisbech.

Luke Green and Connor McKenzie both had good performances in the front row, with Oliver Simpson hooking well and turning over ball. As normal Frank Etherington excelled as scrum half and his skill at winning ball from the maul frequently gave Wisbech possession. Thomas Nunn organised the back row ensuring that they made the most of the open play.

Finlay Wilcox’s work in the ruck was exceptional and James Shelley made a try-saving tackle to top a solid performance from the outside centre. Wingers Ethan Gutherie and Ben Fouracre both had good games and were only held up by St Ives strong defensive play.

The well-deserved winner of the Player of The Week Trophy was Archie Lyall who stepped up to the mark for the second week in a row, with an outstanding performance.

Wisbech Under 8s had two wins and a draw, with all players contributing well with lots of great “tagging” and tries scored.

The first match saw Wisbech beat St Ives 8-7.

Captain Ben Wilcox was unstoppable across the pitch scoring four tries, with other scores quickly following from Sam Howat, Jack Fowler, George Howat and Luke.

Wisbech kept up the pace in the second game to beat St Ives 7 - 5, tries coming from Jack Fowler (3), George Howat, Ben Wilcox and Sam Howat (2).

In the final game, Wisbech drew 6-6 with St Ives. Sam Howat scored two tries and great passing from the rest of the team enabled Alex Jackson, Nathan McKenzie, Ewan Samways and Luke to score as well.

Wisbech Under 7s worked really well together with their passing, tagging and tries in three games against St Ives.

The final scores were: St Ives 7, Wisbech 5; Wisbech 7, St Ives 7; and St Ives 6, Wisbech 5. Wisbech tries were scored by Oliver Mann (6), Jenson Nunn (5), Oliver Murdoch (5) and Billy Nurse (1).

Wisbech are at home this Sunday playing against Bourne.