Superb Wisbech make county final

PUBLISHED: 10:32 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

RUGBY CAMBS INTERMEDIATE COUNTY CUP, SEMI-FINAL Wisbech 39 Newmarket 0 WISBECH booked their county cup final place for the first time in several years. In front of a bumper crowd in approaching 200 the hosts won convincingly and will relish their final a

RUGBY

CAMBS INTERMEDIATE COUNTY CUP, SEMI-FINAL

Wisbech 39 Newmarket 0

WISBECH booked their county cup final place for the first time in several years.

In front of a bumper crowd in approaching 200 the hosts won convincingly and will relish their final against either Ely or Great Shelford at some time in April.

The location of the match is yet to be confirmed.

Hooker Charlie Roberts was first to cross after five minutes, but missed the conversion.

Andy Hoyles scored the first of two on 10 minutes, although Roberts was unsuccessful with the kick but Tom Paybody burrowed over the line halfway through the first half. Roberts converted for 17-0.

Tom Long plucked a kick from the air and launched an attack from the 22.

The ball was passed swiftly through the centres and on to Hoyles who finished the move for a 22-0 half-time advantage.

Wisbech dominated the second half with Ben Chapman and James Griffin driving through the opposition line.

Scrum-half Andy Claydon fed Rudi Van de Merwe who straightened the line and gave a deft inside pass to Neil Hunt who scored under the posts. Claydon converted for 29-0 with a quarter of the match to play.

This was followed by a well-deserved try for James Comben after a fine Tom Long assist for 34-0.

Substitute Phil Martell added another try and Wicks completed the scoring by adding a further five points.

Wisbech will play Holt at home in the sixth round of the EDF Energy Junior Vase on January 17.

They play a league match at Cantabs on Saturday, when the second team will play Wymondham in the Norfolk Merit Table at home.


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