GALLERY: Wisbech first team suffer disappointing home league loss but nine-try Wildcats roar into final

Wisbech rugby v Woodbridge.Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech rugby v Woodbridge.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

There were mixed fortunes for Wisbech Rugby Club on Saturday.

In their last home game of the season, the first team lost 28-7 to Woodbridge. Adam Bunton got the try, converted by Shane Vickers.

Coach Leonard Veenendaal said: “The players just did not turn up. The forwards were poor at the breakdown and the lack of discipline once again cost us.”

Nick Thompsett was unstoppable as Wisbech Wildcats ran in nine tries in a 53-12 win against Cantabrigian III in the semi final of the Junior Cambridge Cup.

The centre claimed five tries. Skippy Pearson, Dave Brodie, Nathaniel Humphreys and captain Oliver Mackett also crossed. Andy Calydon added three conversions.


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Mackett said: “It was a sublime effort by the whole squad. The forwards were magnificent as they easily won their battle and this created the ball for the impressive backs to use with great effect.

“We have a number of important games coming up - the final of the cup, the Jack Arch against March and a couple of important friendlies.

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“I urge the second squad members to attend training over the next few weeks so we can sharpen up our game plans.”

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