Gallery: Wisbech secure home tie in last 16 of EDF Vase

PUBLISHED: 12:32 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

Wisbech Rugby Club

Wisbech Rugby Club

EDF ENERGY JUNIOR VASE, SIXTH ROUND Wisbech 39, Holt 24 RUGBY fever is back in Wisbech. A crowd of more than 300 cheered the Fenmen on to a place in the last 16 of the national EDF Energy Vase. Wisbech will play Lowestoft and Yarmouth on February 7 after

EDF ENERGY JUNIOR VASE, SIXTH ROUND

Wisbech 39, Holt 24

RUGBY fever is back in Wisbech.

A crowd of more than 300 cheered the Fenmen on to a place in the last 16 of the national EDF Energy Vase.

Wisbech will play Lowestoft and Yarmouth on February 7 after Saturday's confident win over Holt

Holt scored two tries in the closing stages but Wisbech had the game well and truly won at 39-10, five minutes from time.

As the game started, it was Holt who claimed the first score on five minutes with a break away try and a 7-0 advantage.

Neil Hunt squeezed into the right corner to make it 7-5 five minutes later.

The Wisbech forwards made headway and from a ruck, drove Dave Wadsley over the line for a try.

The conversion was missed but Wisbech led 10-7.

A penalty brought it back to 10-10 and the final action of the first half saw Tom Martell and the Holt hooker, Van Poortvliet, yellow-carded for fighting, leaving each side with 14 players.

Wisbech flew out of the blocks in the second half, with the forwards driving play on at every opportunity.

Will Pettit went close only for the referee to blow for a knock on.

But from the ensuing scrum, Wisbech were first to respond and put Holt under pressure. Hunt was the beneficiary of some fine work by Ben Wicks and crossed for his second try for a 15-10 lead.

A superb James Napier try made it 20-10. After good work by James Griffin, Charlie Roberts and Andrew McCubbin, Rudi Van de Merwe timed his pass to perfection to put Napier over in the corner.

Claydon side stepped the full-back to touch down and converted his try for 27-10.

Hunt then made it a hat-trick, skilfully prodding the ball past the last defender and speeding through to touch down and allow Claydon to take it to 34-10 with the conversion.

With five minutes left on the clock, Wicks held off the defence to go over for an unassailable 39-10 lead.

# Wisbech are at home to Woodbridge in an Eastern Counties Division One match on Saturday.


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