Wisbech Wildcats show their worth as four players get Cambridgeshire call-up
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In the absence of a Wisbech first XV game, Wisbech Wildcats stepped in and showed their talents with a 55-12 hammering of Shelford.
The Wildcats were straight out of the blocks and scored the first of nine tries in the corner through Jim Mitchell.
There were some impressive performances from the Wildcats players, including an excellent shift from man-of-the-match Mark Sands, who showed his versatility across the back and second row.
Harry Lott, who has grown in confidence throughout the season, also impressed and bagged a try in the second half to extend the Wildcats’ lead.
Shelford showed they were not going to go down quietly in the second half and mounted a comeback with two tries of their own.
But it was Wisbech who were able to turn on the style in the last 10 minutes with substitutes Lewis Mews and Alec South coming on to make a big impact and secure an emphatic win for the hosts.
The Wildcats’ excellent win followed the news that four Wildcats were selected to represent Cambridgeshire County in their tie with Norfolk at Thetford RFC on Wednesday February 3.
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Albert Smith (18), James Bostock (23), Oliver Lake (22), Nick Thompsett (23) all played their part for the county, who were defeated 45-29.
Wisbech RFU head coach Leonard Veenendaal expressed his pride at the four Wildcats’ involvement, saying: “I was delighted for the four lads. Their individual performances were outstanding.”