Wisbech Rugby Club coach rallies troops for dramatic last-day relegation decider
WISBECH coach Ben McCall has issued a final rallying call to his troops as the rugby club prepare for the crunch clash that will decide their league fate.
Wisbech travel to title challengers Lowestoft & Yarmouth for their last game in an eventful season, knowing that a win will keep them up.
It would be an incredible story of survival for Wisbech after they were deducted 13 points for fielding an ineligible player in November.
Wisbech sit ninth in London North-East Division Three. If the Harecroft Road outfit lose tomorrow then they will face a nervous wait to see if Upminster can do them a favour by beating relegation rivals Campion.
McCall said: “Obviously it’s tight down there. The easiest thing for us is to go out and beat Lowestoft & Yarmouth.
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“Win and we are safe. Lose and we will literally be watching and waiting for the results to come in.
“This is one of the most testing times I have ever experienced as a coach. I haven’t got any fingernails left. It means everything to these guys.
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“If we stayed up it would be like winning the league.”
Wisbech chose to rest a host of key players for the Senior Vase match with Lowestoft & Yarmouth two weeks ago, which finished as a comprehensive 73-0 defeat.
McCall said: “We know what Lowestoft & Yarmouth are capable of. But we feel we can give them a good run for their money.
“They have a strong set of forwards and that’s their main strength. We need to keep it away from those forwards and hurt them with our backs.”