Wisbech storm to stunning 89-0 victory!

EASTERN COUNTIES DIVISION ONE Wisbech 89 Fakenham 0 After a couple of weeks of indifferent displays and not being able to fulfill their last league fixture, Wisbech returned to their winning ways with a great display of open running rugby to record an emp

EASTERN COUNTIES DIVISION ONE

Wisbech 89 Fakenham 0

After a couple of weeks of indifferent displays and not being able to fulfill their last league fixture, Wisbech returned to their winning ways with a great display of open running rugby to record an emphatic victory over second from bottom side Fakenham. Scoring from the start to the finish of the game, Wisbech recorded their highest win since beating Thetford 96-0 in December.

Skipper Andy Hoyles picked out Tom Martell as the man of the match but added that all fifteen players deserve credit for an excellent performance. Martell finished the game with two tries for his efforts.


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The Wisbech front row of McCubbin, Roberts and Griffin completely dominated their opposite numbers in the scrum and along with locks Chapman and Reid; the home side also took full advantage in the line out. Wisbech played as a team free of any pressure and just let loose. Jack Hoyles, now clearly settled in at fly half, himself a scorer of four tries and a conversion, ran the show getting quick ball from Andy Claydon at scrum half. Will Pettit, with a penalty and two conversions to his credit controlled affairs at inside centre setting up debutant Matt Wait for a brace of tries. Claydon himself scored three and converted 5 of the tries. Greg Brownlow at blind side in place of Ben Wicks as did Andy Hoyles who also scored.

Neil Hunt had an excellent game in the three quarters and made the most of the quick ball that was supplied to the entire back line to score twice. Tom Long was unfortunate not to get on the score sheet but was his usual reliable self at full back.

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The second team fielded a weakened side away at Mildenhall and ended up being knocked out of the county cup losing 21-3. Paul Rogers was Wisbech's only scorer with a penalty and it was Rogers who was probably the pick of the Wisbech players. Overall the team played well and was unfortunate to go down to two early scores from the opposition from which they struggled to recover.

Next week sees the first team entertain Ely at home next Saturday whilst the second team is away at Holt.

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