Three-try spell costs Wisbech in home clash

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Wisbech 8pts,

Campion 22pts

Wisbech were disappointed to have lost at home on Saturday to a youthfully fit and well drilled Campion side from North London.

Wisbech went behind within the first minute to a penalty. Wisbech found it difficult to deal with the physicality of Campion in the early exchanges although on 20 minutes Sam Anderson levelled the scores with a penalty.

Campion in the final 20 minutes of the half scored three well worked tries to give them the advantage at the break 3-22.

After a half time pep talk Wisbech increased their physical approach, Wisbech started to control the 
forward battle but over-eagerness thwarted a number of moves.

Wisbech thought that they had scored from a powerful drive over the line but the referee felt that the ball was held up; however from the five-metre scrum Jack Malkin scored.

From a quality backs move Joe Barfoot went over but again the referee disallowed the score having adjudged 
that the final pass was forward.

“There was not that much between the two teams in the end, the 20 minutes spell in the first half when they scored three tries was the difference,” said club manager Cliff Humphreys.

Coach Leonard Veenendaal was very encouraged but called for every senior player to attend at least Thursday night training. Wisbech travel to Old Brentwood on Saturday.

* Wisbech U10 came away all square from Ely, winning the first match 3-2 but then losing 2-3.

Tries: George Kerr (3), Josh Bell & Billy Nurse. Cracking support from Ollie Murdoch, Rhys Swann, William Paul and great defence from Ben Eden and Aiden Cook. Player of the week: new team member James Wright.