Wisbech Grammar take on top rugby team

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A new fixture against an impressive rugby side produced a top-class encounter when Wisbech Grammar School’s 1st XV played away against last year’s NatWest Schools Cup semi-finalists.

The strong Northampton School for Boys team took an early 14-0 lead, but a Freddy Foreman try brought the Grammar School back into the game. Northampton immediately levelled the score before a well-worked try by Henry Thornton took the half-time result to 21-14.

Northampton countered in the second half, building a lead, before the Grammar School scored again, nudging the tally to 26 apiece with 15 minutes left to play.

In the final stages of the match Northampton School for Boys kicked itself into the Grammar School 22 and camped on the line for the final ten minutes, eventually crossing the line out wide, after being held up on four occasions, to make the score 31-26.

Pulling themselves back together after the narrow defeat, the boys went on to secure an 88-0 victory in a home match against St Ivo School.

In a block fixture, the under 16 team went down 12-5 against the St Ives players. The U14s won 50-7, with Harry Dyne scoring a brace against his old school, and the under 13s won 33-10, with a superb performance by captain George Dady.

At U12 level a hat-trick by Angus Flint helped his side to a 50-5 victory.

Head of rugby Mr Alex Laybourne said: “I am delighted with the performance that each of the teams has put in against St Ivo School. This is a well deserved set of results that shows the ever improving nature of the teams throughout the season.

“I look forward to more success, with tough fixtures across three counties against Gresham’s, Ratcliffe College, Wymondham College, Leicester Grammar School and Bishop’s Stortford College to come after the half-term break.”