Centre Jack Hoyles makes impressive return but Wisbech crash to defeat at Wanstead

09:00 09 October 2012

Wisbech were unable to follow up last week

Wisbech were unable to follow up last week's victory over league leaders Upminster. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Freelance

THE return of centre Jack Hoyles failed to inspire Wisbech Rugby Club on Saturday as they crashed to a 23-5 defeat at Wanstead.

Hoyles has re-signed for Wisbech after a spell with North Walsham and he was one of nine changes to the side which beat table-topping Upminster last week.

Ben Dawson also returned after a long-term hamstring problem, but he was forced off before half time with a recurrence of the injury.

The blow summed up a bad day for Cliff Humphrey’s side, whose pack failed to take control at the break down.

Joe Barfoot scored Wisbech’s only try from a neat move, but a well-drilled Wanstead cruised to their third win of the season.

Captain David Wadsley admitted he was disappointed with the loss but said the return of Hoyles could be a big boost to the club.

Wisbech, who sit sixth in London North-East Division Three, travel to bottom-of-the-league East London on Saturday in the second round of the Senior Vase.

• TEENAGER Nathan Goodale toasted his senior debut with a hat-trick for Wisbech II as they ran in 11 tries against Watton.

Ryan Tate (3), Tom Goose (2), Nick Thompsett (2) and debutant Michael Buckenham also crashed over in the emphatic 63-12 victory.

The second string host Beccles II in the Norfolk Plate on Saturday. Kick-off 3pm.

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:59
Charity trustee Alan Sharkey with the empty defibrillator box. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

Thieves have stolen a community defibrillator from outside the home of a charity founder.

Yesterday, 10:23
Please help find Goochie the blind and deaf dog

Two search parties - one setting off at 6am and one at 9am - will be trying to find a blind and deaf dog after his owner believes he was stolen.

Yesterday, 09:43
City Road car park in March.

No car parking charges can be introduced in Fenland’s market town car parks until a comprehensive spending review is carried out, which councillors are confident would prove they are not a good idea, it was agreed at Fenland District Council last night.

Yesterday, 15:45
Althea Waites standing underneath her flag outside the House of Commons.

Primary school pupil Althea Waites is flying high after her flag design won a competition – and it is now flapping outside the House of Commons.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition