GALLERY: Wisbech 44- 0 Swaffham - Hosts bounce back in style from cup disappointment

Wisbech vs Swaffham Rugby. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech vs Swaffham Rugby. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech bounced back from the disappointment of going out of the Junior Vase with an impressive eight try 44-0 win over Swaffham at Harecroft Road on Saturday.

The hosts scored their first try midway through the first half - after the forwards had taken the ball into the visitors half the ball was moved wide through the backs and winger Shane Vickers went over in the corner.

Hooker Ollie Lake brushed off having an earlier try disallowed to score in the same corner as Wisbech moved into a 10–0 half time lead.

At the break skipper De La Rey Veenendaal called for patience and control. The squad listened and it was not long before the try scoring opportunities came along.

Prop Raimondas Vinksa help himself to a brace of tries, both scored from close range.

Winger Adam Bunton scored after a sizzling run to the line and man of the match Ben Chapman and Joshua Anderson also bagged tries. Steve Priest added a couple of conversions as Wisbech rounded of an excellent all-round performance.

Haed coach Leonard Veenendaal said: “Swaffham did a job on us at their place earlier in the year,

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“We did look slightly nervous in the opening quarter as the visitors looked sharp and asked a few questions but once the pack settled down we started to control the game.

“I was particularly impressed with the youngsters, prop Kerrie McMullen as pack leader, Jacob Goat for controlling the line out and backs Bunton and Matthew Esser.

“We are off to Mersea Island next week who are always a strong outfit at home.

“I have targeted 20 points from our last five league games and to finish in the top half of the league, hopefully in third spot. The task is a tough one as three of the fixtures are away.”