GALLERY: Luckless losing run drags on as Wisbech are beaten by last-gasp try

11:40 05 February 2013

Wisbech Rugby Club vs Wanstead. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech Rugby Club vs Wanstead. Picture: Steve Williams.

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WISBECH Rugby Club were left cursing another luckless Saturday as a controversial last-gasp try condemned them to their seventh successive league loss.

Cliff Humphrey’s relegation battlers have not won since November, with high-flying Wanstead the latest side to claim victory at Harecroft Road.

They pipped a dogged Wisbech 12-10, with a try from a tap-penalty in the dying seconds stealing what would have been a memorable victory for the hosts.

Wisbech, who are second-bottom in London North-East Division Three, looked the brighter side in the first half as they stood up to the title challengers.

Winger Joe Barfoot crashed over to give them a 5-0 lead at the break but, after hooker Peter Lankfer and captain Dave Wadsley were sin-binned in the second period, Wanstead hit back with a converted try.

Barfoot restored Wisbech’s lead with his second try of the afternoon and the hosts were on the verge of clinging on when Wanstead struck.

The referee awarded a penalty for an infringement at a five-metre scrum and, although the tap-penalty did not appear to be taken from the mark, the Wanstead player was allowed to burrow over for the decisive try.

Humphreys said: “It is just not going our way at the moment but our luck is bound to change shortly.”

Wisbech host Old Brentwoods on Saturday.

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