Dogged Wisbech grind out victory

LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST Wisbech 8 Wymondham 5 IN a fractious game, Wisbech hung on for victory to hold on to third place in the division and leave Wymondham languishing second from bottom. Wisbech had the majority of the territory and possession

LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST

Wisbech 8 Wymondham 5

IN a fractious game, Wisbech hung on for victory to hold on to third place in the division and leave Wymondham languishing second from bottom.

Wisbech had the majority of the territory and possession in a scoreless first half and chances were created as early as the first minute.


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Tom Paybody tackled five metres from the line and later fly-half Adam Preece pressed for the line before running out of space.

In the second half Wymondham were intent of trying everything to upset the hosts who maintained their discipline.

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From a line-out Andy Claydon swiftly moved the ball out to the backs to Paybody who played a one-two with Vickers before crossing over at the corner with 12 minutes of the second half played. The conversion was missed.

Wymondham upped their game but did not take kindly to some of the superb Wisbech tackling and yellow cards were produced.

Preece kicked a penalty to give Wisbech an 8-0 lead.

Wymondham's responded with a well-worked try by winger Ian Harris but they failed to convert.

In a tense finish, Tom Martell received 10 minutes in the sin bin for a misdemeanour at the breakdown and bizarrely, James Napier was also sent from the field of play for impeding his opposing winger.

Wisbech's James Comben confidently collected a couple high balls, Phil Martell was solid in the centre and James Griffen got through some good work both in the tight and the loose to help Wisbech see out the win.

Wisbech travel to fifth placed Lowestoft and Yarmouth tomorrow, who lost to West Norfolk on Saturday, for a league match and Wisbech seconds play West Norfolk seconds at home.

Both matches kick off at 3pm.

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