Wisbech Rugby Club youth teams were in action last Sunday when they travelled to Market Deeping.
Wisbech’s U11 side played some solid rugby against a strong Deeping forward pack, but it was Wisbech’s backs that dominated play.
They dominated their first match that included a number of U12 Deeping players, winning 20-5. Wisbech try scorers were James Shelly, Jack Wicks (2) and Ben Fouracre.
In the second evenly matched game the Deeping pack put Wisbech on the back foot and went ahead before Wisbech equalised, final score 10–10. Tries: Luke Green and Fouracre.
Special mention goes to David Betts and Max Smith, two of Wisbech’s new players. Player of the week was Jack Wicks who dominated play in the back row.
Wisbech RUFC under 9s played two competitive games. Superb defence meant that only one try was conceded over both games and a special mention has to go to Ben Wilcox for a couple of try saving tackles on the Wisbech line.
Deepings pushed hard but Wisbech triumphed 7-0. Tries: Ewan Samways (2) Jack Fowler (2), Ben Wilcox, Nicholas Little and George Howat.
The second game ended 5–1 to Wisbech. Tries: Ben Wilcox (3), Tim Bateman and Harry Holmes.
It was a journey worth travelling on Sunday for Wisbech U8’s as they secured a well deserved victory of 13-10. Tries: Joshua Bell (5), William Paul (3), Oliver Mann (1) & Oliver Murdoch (4). The team are hosts to Bury St Edmunds & Spalding on Sunday.
Wisbech U7’s started well with tries from Michal Glowacka (2) and Finlay Paul. There was some great attacking play from Seth Williams and Connor Mclaughlan. Glowacka added a further five tries, many from the halfway line with good direct running. Other tries: Arthur Wilcox, Ashton Webb and Charlie Kirby. Final score 11-7 to Wisbech.
The second game was a much closer affair. Good strong running from Aaron Goodman and Seb Bell, with some good tagging from Thomas Mann. Tries: Webb (2), Paul (2), Kirby and Glowaka with Wisbech just winning 6-5.
In the final game the cold weather was taking its toll and Deeping went two tries ahead. It was then difficult to catch up despite wonderful weaving runs and tries by Charley Kirby and Nye Simpson. Another pair for Webb and a try apiece for Glowacka and Wilcox (7-9 to Deeping). Wisbech are at home next weekend to Bury St Edmunds & Spalding.