Wisbech look forward to EDF Vase clash with Holt

PUBLISHED: 11:55 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

wisbech rugby action

wisbech rugby action

WISBECH Rugby Club will be hoping to continue their love affair with the national EDF Junior Vase when they take on rivals Holt at home in the sixth round on Saturday. The Fenmen made history last season when they progressed to the quarter-final for the f

wisbech rugby action

WISBECH Rugby Club will be hoping to continue their love affair with the national EDF Junior Vase when they take on rivals Holt at home in the sixth round on Saturday.

The Fenmen made history last season when they progressed to the quarter-final for the first time.

Wisbech beat Stockwood Park in the last round and are looking forward to taking on their Eastern Counties rivals Holt.

For many years, the Norfolk club had the upper hand, but the tide has turned in recent times.

wisbech rugby action

Last season saw honors even as Wisbech beat Holt 20-10 in December 2007, only for Holt to record a 16-10 victory in April.

This year, Wisbech have already notched a 10-7 win at home.

Holt are just four points and two places below second-placed Wisbech in the Eastern Counties Division One.

Wisbech coach Steve Drawbridge is expecting to have a full-strength squad to choose from.

The match kicks off at 2pm and the home side will be hoping for a bumper crowd.

A third team game will be played before the match, starting at noon, and food and drink will be available throughout the day.

NORFOLK MERIT TABLE

Wisbech II 0 Wymondham 10

IN sub-zero temperatures and barley playable conditions Wisbech conceded two decisive unconverted tries in the first 15 minutes.

Several Wisbech players made good accounts of themselves.

Johnno Blunt was outstanding in the back row, Greg Brownlow was pick of the forwards and Jack Malkin played well at scrum-half.

In the backs James Rose stayed focused and Matt Wait showed plenty of running.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard