Wisbech chalk first away win

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Wymondham 17pts,

Wisbech 20pts

Wisbech finally chalked up their first win on the road when they overcame fellow strugglers Wymondham in a match affected by the heavy wet conditions which made ball handling very difficult.

Wisbech failed to make their early pressure count and Wymondham scored under the posts. A Sam Anderson penalty reduced the arrears and shortly after a powerful forward surge saw Wisbech cross the line and skipper Nathaniel Humphreys was on hand to score.

Again the home centre created the space for the home side to score their second try which gave them a 14-8 half-time advantage.

Coach Leonard Veenendaal made a few adjustments at half-time and brought Charlie Roberts into the back row. The home team edged further ahead with a penalty while the referee carded a Wymondham player.

However it was not until the final 15 minutes that the Wisbech pressure told. Ben Chapman took the ball inside the 22 metre line and crashed over. Wisbech sealed victory in the final 10 minutes when Shane Vickers chased down a kick ahead to score a try which Anderson converted.

A satisfied coach signalled out Humphreys and Greg Brownlow.

Wisbech on Saturday travel to Taylor Merchant in north London in the 2nd Round of the Senior Vase.

“This looks to be a hard game for us. Taylor Merchant play in London North West 3 and thrashed Beccles of our league away in the last round,” said club manager Cliff Humphreys.

l Wisbech U10s came away with a clean sweep of wins 4-3, 11-1 and 8-3 at Bury St Edmunds. Tries: Billy Nurse (6), Will Easton (5), William Paul (5), George Kerr (5), Samuel Dickerson and Rhys Swann.

The boys observed a two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday, as a pair of Apache helicopters did a ceremonial fly-past. Next weekend the boys take on Newmarket at home.