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

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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.

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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.

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