Wisbech looking to settle scores in must win game at Canvey Island

WISBECH Rugby Club s head coach Steve Drawbridge has called on his players to settle some scores when they travel to second-placed Canvey Island for a must-win game on Saturday. The Essex club are the only side to beat Wisbech at home in the London Div

WISBECH Rugby Club's head coach Steve Drawbridge has called on his players to settle some scores when they travel to second-placed Canvey Island for a "must-win game" on Saturday.

The Essex club are the only side to beat Wisbech at home in the London Division Three North East this season.

They won 19-6 when the teams met at Harecroft Road on September 26.

Drawbridge said: "They caught us on an off day and it was a very disappointing defeat for us.


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"There's nothing between the teams and when we play at the level we are capable of playing there's no reason why we can't beat them."

Wisbech have had a frustrating time recently.

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Their last match was a 23-5 defeat at Beccles on December 12.

They have since had two fixtures against local rivals West Norfolk postponed due to frozen pitches and have dropped from third to fifth in the table.

Drawbridge said: "It's frustrating because the lads want to get out there and put things right.

"They may also be a bit rusty from not playing for a couple of weeks, but it's been the same for most teams in the league.

"I also see it as a bit of a double-edged sword as it gives some of my players a bit more time to recover from injuries and we will pretty much be at full strength on Saturday.

"The lads are also itching to play - they have some scores to settle with Canvey Island and they know it.

"It's a must win game for us to keep out promotion push on track.

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