Five-try bonus boosts Wisbech

East London 18pts,
Wisbech 27pts

Wisbech got a five-try bonus point after they were forced to make changes for the away clash against bottom of the league outfit East London.

This put Wisbech third from bottom, one point behind Sudbury who Wisbech play on Saturday at home in a must win game to avoid the bottom three relegation spots.

“We have beaten Sudbury at home in the Vase already this season but they hammered us at their place in the league a week later,” stated Cliff Humphreys, who has stepped down as team manager for the time being.

“I wrote to the chairman to say I haven’t resigned, I have just stepped back for a few matches. I will be there on Saturday, whether running the line or as team manager I don’t know. I felt a bit stale and when players press the self-destruct button in matches you do get a bit down.”

Wisbech had previously hammered East London at home 97-0. Despite going behind to an early home penalty, skipper of the day Will Pettit - who was inspirational all game - hit back with a try and shortly after Josh Searle broke from midfield to ease Wisbech into a lead. The home side came back with a converted try to even matters up at the break.

At the start of the second half Wisbech increased the tempo and gained control. Pettit and Searle each scored further tries. East London kicked a penalty before Pettit stormed over to score his third try after a fine solo effort. Sam Anderson slotted over the conversion.

The home team snatched a late try.

l Wisbech Under 9 teams went to Bourne. The BaBa’s, comprising Wisbech and Market Raisen, took on Bourne, winning 8-3, with Tom Hamilton scoring a hat-trick.

Wisbech Wolves drew 3-3 with Market Raisen, tries for George Kerr (2) and William Paul. The BaBa’s lost 10-4 to Market Rasen, tries: Tom Hamilton and Ben Moore.

Wisbech beat Bourne 12-1, tries: Kerr (4), Paul (3), Ollie Murdoch (2), Billy Nurse, Harvey Cross and Rhys Swann.