Wisbech game abandoned after ref injury

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Old Brentwood 24pts,

Wisbech 22pts

The game was abandoned after 61 minutes when the referee could not continue as he had pulled a calf muscle.

Under the league rules as the game had gone over 60 minutes the results stands. Wisbech consider themselves unlucky as at the time of the referee’s injury momentum had swung their way.

The home side scored first on 20 minutes but Wisbech finally woke up and in quick succession full back Joe Barfoot scored two tries to edge Wisbech into the lead.

However again after poor tackling out wide Brentwood levelled and they took the lead with a converted try to make it 17-10 at half-time.

An angry Leonard Veenendaal half-time pep talk inspired Wisbech into action. Wisbech skipper Nathaniel Humphreys scored but shortly after Wisbech conceded a soft try.

Centre Jon Turner scored, which James Napier converted. It was then from the restart that the referee broke down.

“We really do need to start the games as we finish them and to front up,” said Veenendaal. “We are losing to teams that are not as good as us but our mental approach to games is constantly letting us down.

“I am disappointed with numbers who attend training nights, we will not improve as a club if players do not commit to training.”

“We will write to the league to request a rematch given the time that the game was abandoned but in hindsight it may be of benefit to us in the long term to take the two bonus points we earned,” said club manager Cliff Humphreys.

On Saturday Wisbech travel to Wymondham in the league.