Wisbech Rugby Club's U14s beat Newmarket on a cold afternoon
Wisbech Rugby Club's U14s side defeated a plucky Newmarket team on a good day of rugby at the weekend.
Wisbech hosted their opponents in what was a rescheduled match from earlier in the season.
On a brisk cold morning, both teams had a quick warm up before some words from referee Lukas Helfinger, with the game kicking off at 11am.
Wisbech came flying out of the blocks, but some small faux pas meant they had four tries disallowed within the first ten minutes.
However, they made their first score within 15 minutes when Louis Stephens-Foster powered over the line.
There were another three tries (Elliot Brown, Sandris Zmicerevskis and Elliot Brown) to go over the line in the first half, and Newmarket simply had no answer.
The second half started just as quickly, with four tries in the first seven minutes.
One came from Morton Middleton, who split Newmarket’s defence with a huge swan dive as he crossed the try line. Newmarket came back, with the ball spun out to the wing and ran in from 30 metres to score their first try. The other tries followed from Billy Hunt and Elliot Brown. The final try of the day was scored by Louis Stephens-Foster.
With the match ending Wisbech 9 Newmarket 3, both teams put on a great display of rugby.
Wisbech coaches Marcus Hall and Luke Hare both agreed that their side played with their hearts on their sleeve, and all were committed to the win. Marcus gave a special mention to the forward pack, who pushed Newmarket pack back on every scrum. Newmarket chose Elliot Brown as their man of the match
A special thanks went out to Maisie Rudd (7) as the team cheerleader; she could be heard shouting for the lads throughout the whole of the game.
Marcus also commended all of the players for their commitment and training over the past month. They are looking forward to their next match away at Sudbury next week.