Dogged Wisbech see off Daggenham
London Division Three North East Wisbech 13 Dagenham 3 A DOGGED performance saw an under-strength Wisbech overcome a determined Dagenham side and move back up to third. Wisbech outscored their rivals by two tries and a penalty to a penalty. Louie Stevens
London Division Three North East
Wisbech 13 Dagenham 3
A DOGGED performance saw an under-strength Wisbech overcome a determined Dagenham side and move back up to third.
Wisbech outscored their rivals by two tries and a penalty to a penalty.
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Louie Stevens' kick gave Dagenham an early lead which they held until half-time.
Wisbech's Ali Comben, Josh Seal and scrum-half Andy Claydon got through an enormous amount of work.
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Wisbech captain Tom Long, operating at full-back for the first time this season, led by example with some solid tackling.
Six minutes into the second half, Wisbech took Dagenham's put-in at a scrum with some superb work by the front row of Andy McCubbin, Nat Humphreys and James Griffin, the ball was fed out to James Napier on the wing. Cutting back, Napier headed for the line and from the ensuing ruck Phil Martell touched down to put Wisbech into a 5-3 lead.
Griffin's first Wisbech try gave Wisbech a 10-3 lead and Shane Vickers' penalty kick completed the scoring.
Wisbech head coach Steve Drawbridge said: "James Griffin was delighted to score his first try for the club and he made sure everyone knew how happy he was after the game.
"That try put the game beyond Dagenham and it capped a great performance from James.
"I was also very impressed with Tom Coates who played his debut for us on Saturday and put in a magnificent performance."
Wisbech's next match is on November 7 at Upminster, in east London.
A coach will be leaving the club at 9.30am on the day and anyone can book a place for �10 by contacting the club or calling Steve Drawbridge on 07515 119605.
Wisbech seconds host Deepings in a Norfolk League match a 2.30pmon Saturday. .