Wisbech record superb win over rivals Lowestoft & Yarmouth
LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST Wisbech 13 Lowestoft & Yarmouth 7 WISBECH returned to action with a magnificent victory over their local rivals. In front of a good crowd, Wisbech played with determination and on the back of a solid defence outscored th
LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST
Wisbech 13 Lowestoft & Yarmouth 7
WISBECH returned to action with a magnificent victory over their local rivals.
In front of a good crowd, Wisbech played with determination and on the back of a solid defence outscored the opposition by two tries to one to secure fourth place in the league.
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Wisbech shaded the early exchanges without scoring.
Midway through the first half the visitors started to make in roads into the Wisbech defence.
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Ben Chapman and Phil Reid put in some sterling work but a drive following a line-out but Lowestoft ahead and the difficult try was converted.
Wisbech's response was immediate. From the kick-off, the ball was quickly won back by the forwards, fed out along the backs before it was released to winger Shane Vickers who hit the gas and headed for the corner to score a remarkable try.
Vickers' conversion attempt was missed.
Superb work from Tom Martell and Greg Brownlow thwarted the visitors' attempts to extend their lead.
Turning round at 7-5 down, Wisbech clearly sensed that the game was winnable.
The visitors began to lose their composure as Wisbech knocked them off their stride. One superlative tackle saw little winger James Napier lift Lowestoft's biggest man off his feet that was met with a huge roar from the crowd.
Vickers slotted over a penalty to out Wisbech 8-7 up after 50 minutes.
Wisbech sailed close to the wind a couple of times but a quick penalty shipped quickly out to John Turner who charged over the line to put Wisbech 13-7 up.
Wisbech stood firm and were magnificent in defence.
One Lowestoft & Yarmouth move saw their centre burst clean through but substitute Mark Laws made a superb tackle to secure the win.
Wisbech travel to Dagenham on Saturday and Wisbech seconds play West Norfolk away.
Both matches kick off at 2.15pm.