Resurgent Wisbech seconds power to another dominant win

Daniel and Simon Blackwell. Daniel and Simon Blackwell.

Monday, February 24, 2014
3:25 PM

Wisbech seconds carried on their recent impressive run with a commanding 57-8 win at Norwich Medics II in the Norfolk league merit table on Saturday.

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Wisbech fell behind to an early Norwich try but from then on it was one way traffic as they scored nine tries.

Nathan Goodale bagged a brace of tries, while Richard Pearson marked his first game since returning from a stint at Diss with a try.

James Patrick, Ben Chapman, Ali Comben, Jack Malkin, Harry Newman and Ricky Harnwell also scored tries, with four conversions from Malkin and two from Sam Anderson.

It was a special day for father and son Simon and Daniel Blackwell, who appeared in the same side for the first time.

Manager Cliff Humphreys said: “We were able to select a fairly strong squad. It gave us a chance to use the match to give game time to an number of squad players and to work on a different number of combinations given that both Wisbech sides have important league matches coming up.

“We have a number of players back this weekend after injury and work commitment so both squads should be at full strength.”

Wisbech’s first team is back in action on Saturday in a must-win London NE Division Three home clash with fellow relegation strugglers Wymondham.

Wisbech II host Merit table league leaders UEA from Norwich. Both games kick off at 2.30pm.

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