Injury mars Wisbech win in pressure match

Wisbech rugby club vs Cantabs
Wisbech rugby club vs Cantabs
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Wisbech 17pts,

Cantabs 13pts

Wisbech rugby club vs Cantabs

Wisbech rugby club vs Cantabs

Wisbech prevailed in a must-win game, their last home league fixture of the season, against county rivals Cantabs on Saturday to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation.

“David Wadsley has done a terrific job over the past few weeks rallying his troops but we need players to commit to the last two crucial league away games,” said club spokesperson Cliff Humphreys.

“Our discipline today was much improved. We remain fourth from bottom, one place off the drop zone and two points clear of Sudbury who smashed Harlow at the weekend. We visit Harlow this Saturday, we really do need to get something from this game.”

Wisbech drafted in Neil Hunt, Ben Wicks and Tom Goose in a strong squad although missing regulars Ali Comben, Richard Pearson, Tom Martell and Joe Barfoot.

Wisbech’s early pressure was rewarded when Mark Laws converted two penalies. On 15 minutes skipper David Wadsley left the pitch to get treatment for a dead leg. He was replaced by Wicks. Cantabs converted a penalty.

The best passage of play in the game saw fly half Will Pettit break through the defence and slip the ball to Josh Searle who crashed over the try line. The conversion was missed but Laws added a penalty (14-6). Before half-time Cantabs had scored a try and a penalty (14-13).

After the break Wisbech scored an early Laws penalty but the victory was marred during the last move when Neil Hunt dislocated his shoulder.

This game was a double header as victory also puts Wisbech into the semi-final of the Cambs County Cup.