Lee leads firsts to fine victory
PUBLISHED: 12:54 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 02 June 2010
THERE were league victories for Wisbech s first and second rugby teams on Saturday. Paul Lee came out of retirement to produce a man-of-the-match performance, propping up the first team s scrum to help them to a convincing 38-5 Eastern Counties Division O
THERE were league victories for Wisbech's first and second rugby teams on Saturday.
Paul Lee came out of retirement to produce a man-of-the-match performance, propping up the first team's scrum to help them to a convincing 38-5 Eastern Counties Division One victory over Thurston.
In wet and muddy conditions, the Wisbech backs were dominant, running in five tries.
The win keeps Wisbech second in the division and will boost the team's confidence as they prepare for their EDF Vase seventh round match against Surrey League One side Kingston on February 2.
It is the biggest match of the club's season so far and victory at this stage would take Wisbech further than they have ever been in the competition, and put them three matches away from a grand final appearance at Twickenham.
Wisbech second team beat Norfolk Merit League Division Two leaders Thetford to go level on points with them at the top of the division.
Visitors Wisbech found themselves 22-10 down with 20 minutes remaining but still managed to pull off a 29-22 victory.
Unconverted tries from Ben Chapman and Raimis saw Wisbech edge into a 10-8 lead at half-time.
And after the hosts dominated the opening half of the second period, tries from Ben Dawson, Ben Rogers and James Napier, two of which were converted by Sam Anderson, saw Wisbech pull off a remarkable comeback.
It was a match that required tireless efforts from the forwards and open side flanker Marcus Ringwood was man of the match.