Wisbech II produce great display to beat Bourne 41-14
Wisbech II 41 Bourne II 14 WISBECH II will be a much happier camp after a strong victory against Bourne on Saturday. Playing into the wind in the first half, it was Wisbech who took the game to the opposition by sensibly moving the ball through the hands.
Wisbech II 41 Bourne II 14
WISBECH II will be a much happier camp after a strong victory against Bourne on Saturday.
Playing into the wind in the first half, it was Wisbech who took the game to the opposition by sensibly moving the ball through the hands.
Ricky Harnwell at full back was intent on running everything back at Bourne and one such attack led to Rudi Van de Merwe scoring the first try, taking a fine catch and beating the defence. Sam Anderson slotted the conversion for a 7-0 lead.
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Bourne then used the wind to their advantage and put the home side under pressure. Mid-way through the first half, Bourne finally managed to cross the line for an unconverted try.
Finding themselves back in the Wisbech half shortly after, the Bourne scrum half kicked a cheeky drop goal to put themselves in front.
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Wisbech's response was positive - and a good move saw Jack Malkin touch down to restore the lead for the home side. Bourne's only repost was a penalty to leave Wisbech with a 12-11 lead at half time.
In the second half, with the wind behind them, Wisbech started in determined fashion. Ady Howard ran in a try after three minutes and, shortly afterwards, Van de Merwe scored his second seizing on a defensive error. Anderson kicked one of the conversions to take the score to 24-11.
Bourne kicked a penalty before Howard scored his second try of the game, coming off his wing to touch down.
Wisbech rounded the game off with a superb break by Malkin, who offloaded to Van de Merwe who crossed the line and passed back to Malkin to score. Anderson scored the conversion over for a final score line of 41-14.
Wisbech were further buoyed by the return of Dave Brodie after a year on the sidelines with an Achilles problem.