Gallery: Wisbech thrash Thurston 83-3

By ADAM LAZZARI WISBECH Rugby Club will be out on a revenge mission when they take on Eastern Counties Division One champions Lowestoft and Yarmouth at home in their final league game of the season on Saturday (3pm). Lowestoft and Yarmouth have won the l

By ADAM LAZZARI

WISBECH Rugby Club will be out on a revenge mission when they take on Eastern Counties Division One champions Lowestoft and Yarmouth at home in their final league game of the season on Saturday (3pm).

Lowestoft and Yarmouth have won the league with two games to spare and denied Wisbech a national EDF Energy Junior Vase quarter-final place when they beat them 18-6 in February.

Wisbech have since been on a spree of massive victories including an 83-3 thrashing of Thurston at home on Saturday.


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Victory tomorrow would guarantee Wisbech second place but the club is to decide of they apply for promotion to the London Division Four North East Division.

Head coach Steve Drawbridge said: "We're good enough to play at least two leagues above where we are now. We need to see if we can raise the finances needed to play at a higher level.

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"I'm now concentrating on Saturday's game. It should be a corker between two very good sides and I hope to see a big crowd to cheer us on."

This will be Wisbech's last competitive match before they play Shelford in the Cambs Intermediate Cup Final on May 2.

The venue is to be confirmed.

James Napier scored four tries and Jack Hoyles scored three in Saturday's victory.

Other try scorers were Neil Hunt (2) Will Pettit, Rudi Van de Merwe, Tom Martell and Andy McCubbin, while Andy Claydon slotted home nine conversions.

There were good performances from hooker Ali Comben, prop James Griffen who hopes to appear for the county against Norfolk this week and Tom Paybody who got through an enormous amount of work.

The club held a special sponsors' lunch before the game.

n Wisbech second team picked up a superb 51-14 Norfolk Premiere Merit Table win at Thetford seconds on Saturday.

Joe Barfoot scored four tries, Phil Martell (2), James Yeagers and Andy Heighton were the other try scorers

Iwan Jones was the pick of the forwards with a solid display and prop Rob Wollard put in a good performance.

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