Wisbech up for cup semi-final this weekend

LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST Wisbech 12 South Woodham Ferrars 0 WISBECH Rugby Club warmed up for Saturday s Cambridgeshire Intermediate Cup semi-final with a tremendous victory in atrocious conditions. Wisbech play Cambridge City s development side at

LONDON DIVISION THREE NORTH EAST

Wisbech 12 South Woodham Ferrars 0

WISBECH Rugby Club warmed up for Saturday's Cambridgeshire Intermediate Cup semi-final with a tremendous victory in atrocious conditions.

Wisbech play Cambridge City's development side at home for a place in the final against either Shelford of Saffron Walden.


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Coach Steve Drawbridge believes a similar performance to Saturday's win over Woodham Ferrers will see them through.

He said: "It wasn't attractive but nobody could play attractive rugby in those conditions. We defended superbly and could have won by a lot more.

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"The county cup is important to us because as well as winning some silverware it gives us the opportunity to establish ourselves as the top junior rugby side in Cambridgeshire."

The match kicks off at 2.30pm and a barbecue and bar will be set up for supporters.

Two tries in the space of two minutes killed Saturday's game off.

The first came five minutes into the second half from a swift break by Chris Noons 20 metres from the line. Andy Claydon supplied the link to Will Pettit who crossed amid a deluge of defenders. Shane Vickers converted for 7-0.

Wisbech launched an attack from the ensuing re-start. Kris Feaviour caught and set up a maul, Claydon spun the ball out to James Napier who sprinted for the line, cleverly deceiving the defender; he slipped the ball to Phil Martell who crossed for 12-0. Vickers was unlucky with the conversion attempt.

South Woodham kept fighting from 12-0 down and a superb tackle from Wisbech captain Tom Long thwarted the visitors' best attack.

* Wisbech Rugby Club are holding a sponsorship lunch on December 5.

For more information about this and how to sponsor the club Drawbridge on 07515 119605.

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