Relegation looms for sorry Wisbech

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Lowestoft & Yarmouth 46pts, Wisbech 17pts

Wisbech look certain to be relegated from the London Division Three North East with this defeat with closest rivals Campion managing a draw on the final day of the season.

The club received a 13-point deficit for playing an ineligible player against Newmarket earlier in the season and this decision has now come back to haunt them. They finish as third from bottom and only a change in how many teams go down can save them.

Against a strong Lowestoft side, Wisbech gave an excellent account of themselves. The home team led 12-0 after just 10 minutes but Wisbech defended well and began to take the game to the opposition enjoying a period of sustained pressure midway through the half, going close a couple of times, once by Shane Vickers who was just squeezed into the corner.

But the home side struck back with two scores on the half hour and just as the half ended to rattle up a 22-0 lead by the break.

Determined to finish the season strongly, Wisbech started the second period well and won a succession of penalties close to the Lowestoft line. Finally, Will Pettit burrowed through for a try that Vickers was unable to convert.

The home pack was beginning to dominate and scored a push over try followed by a further try to take the score to 34-5.

Wisbech refused to lie down and scored a magnificent opportunist try as Pettit found Vickers at pace to beat the defence and finished well to aid the conversion of his try reducing the deficit 34-12.

Taking the initiative, the away side attacked once more as Vickers burst through, off loading to the advancing Sam Anderson who dived over the line to score and make the score 34-17.

As Wisbech began to tire, the home side pressed again and notched up a couple of late scores to run out 46-17 victors.

Wisbech can reflect on a season of highs and lows and will look to next season to re-group and bounce back to the league where they have more than held their own.