Wisbech produce strong display to remain third

London Division Three North East Wisbech 11 Upminster 6 THE men from north London employed some ferocious tactics but Wisbech kept their composure to secure a victory that keeps them third in the table. The Upminster forwards controlled the first quarte

London Division Three North East

Wisbech 11 Upminster 6

THE men from north London employed some ferocious tactics but Wisbech kept their composure to secure a victory that keeps them third in the table.

The Upminster forwards controlled the first quarter of the match but Wisbech's defence was exemplary with some superb tackles from Chris Newns, Tom Martell and Greg Brownlow.


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Wisbech's Shane Vickers came close to scoring a try with a run from the Upminster 22, but touched down minutes later after Phil Martell and Ben Hoyles combined well and it was 5-0 to Wisbech at half-time.

A Will Pettit penalty made it 8-0, five minutes into the second half, but Upminster scored a penalty themselves to reduce the lead to five points.

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Upminster's loose head prop was yellow cared and Andy Claydon's kick made it 11-3.

The visitors kicked another penalty late on but Wisbech had done enough to secure victory.

Pettit had a commanding game at fly-half and James Griffin was instrumental in setting up Wisbech's forward attack.

Meanwhile, Wisbech seconds recorded their second win on the bounce beating Watton 12-7 in the Norfolk League.

All of Wisbech's points came in the first 10 minutes as Sam Anderson crossed for a try and converted it himself. This was followed by an unconverted try from Raimus.

Watton responded with a converted try but Wisbech proved to be too strong.

Matt Mitchell was nominated as the Viscribe man of the match and Agris Kokar had an outstanding game in the back row.

Wisbech first team travel to Wisbech travel to South Woodham Ferrers tomorrow and the seconds are away to Wymondham.

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