Wisbech Rugby Club U14s played out a spirited draw with Sudbury U14s
Wisbech Rugby Club's U14 side played out a hard-fought draw with Sudbury at the weekend.
With an early morning start on a cold winter day for the long trip, this would be the first time this age group have travelled that far for a match.
The youngsters came flying out of he blocks, and stormed into the lead after scoring five tries to Sudbury’s three.
The Wisbech forwards were the dominant force through the middle of the pitch, making space for Elliot Brown to work his magic down the wing as he scored four of the five tries himself.
Ripley Mills scored the fifth when he picked from the base of the scrum and powered over under the posts.
Following the half time break the cold started to get to the players' hands, resulting in uncharacteristic knock-on's.
This gave Sudbury the opportunity to come back at the team in red.
Wisbech camped on their five-meter line for most of the second half, defending like a team.
They looked to be holding on for the win, but were unfortunately to be denied in the very last play.
Sudbury managed to breach the stubborn Wisbech defence for a try to draw the match 6-6 all as the final whistle blew.
Wisbech Coach Marcus Hall said: "It was a match played in good spirit with good skills from both sides.
"The Wisbech players can hold their heads high, with the whole team pulling together to hold off Sudbury’s continued attacks towards the end of the second half."