Wisbech Rugby Club’s juniors taste success at Boston Festival Cup

WHILE the senior side suffered last-day heartbreak Wisbech Rugby Club’s junior sides ended their season on a high.

The Under-8s put in a number of impressive displays to win the Boston Festival Cup on Sunday. Tries from Ewan Samways (2), Ben Wilcox (2), Nathan McKenzie and Luke Fox saw Wisbech beat the hosts 6-5 in their opening game.

Samway’s hat-trick helped his side demolish Melish 7-2 with Anton McNab (2), Jack Fowler and Wilcox adding scores in the team’s second match of the tournament.

Wilcox bagged himself a hat-trick in Wisbech’s third game and further tries from McKenzie, McNab and Fox helped the in-form youngsters beat Nottingham Moderns 6-4.

Wilcox continued his fine form grabbing a four-try haul in Wisbech’s 6-5 defeat of Oundle, with Jack Fowler running in two tries, before the dominant youngsters thumped Market Rasen 5-2 in the final.

Tries from Fowler (2), Wilcox, Fox and McKenzie clinched the trophy for Wisbech’s under-8s.

The under-9s almost bagged the club’s second trophy of the afternoon but slipped to an agonising defeat in their final at the same tournament.

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Lewis Theobald, Thomas Sparrow, Finley Murdoch, Henry Mair, George Dady, George Paul and Geoffrey Kirky all ran in tries as Wisbech beat Mellish 2-1, Boston 6-0 and Nottingham Moderns 5-1 to reach the tournament’s final.

However, the under-9s couldn’t copy their younger counterparts as they slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat against a strong Southwell outfit.

Elsewhere, the club’s under-13s side won their final game of the season against Spalding 31-19. Tries from Ed Harwin (2), Ethan Walfram-Ford (2), Ryan Huttler and three conversions from Harry Tysterman clinched the side’s deserved win.