Miserable away form continues as depleted Wisbech crash to 48-15 defeat in Sudbury

16:53 20 November 2012

Wisbech beat Sudbury in the Senior Vase last week.

Wisbech beat Sudbury in the Senior Vase last week.

Archant

AWAY day availability problems continued to haunt Wisbech Rugby Club on Saturday as they crashed to a 48-15 defeat to Sudbury.

Cliff Humphrey’s side cruised past the Suffolk outfit in a Senior Vase clash at fortress Harecroft Road last week - but it was a different story on Saturday.

Illness and unavailability left Wisbech with just 16 players and forced them to pair flanker Tom Martell and prop Charlie Roberts as stand-in centres.

Sudbury took advantage by racking up a 31-3 lead at half time, with Mark Laws’ penalty all the visitors could muster.

Wisbech restored some pride in the second half as Greg Brownlow, who returned from injury to impress in his first game of the season, crashed over.

Andy Heighton added a second try, which Laws converted, but Sudbury closed out a comfortable 48-15 win. The result leaves Wisbech sixth in London North-East Division Three.

Humphreys said: “You can’t fault the attitude and commitment of the 16 players who turned up to play rugby for Wisbech on Saturday.

“We are only an amateur club and play the game for enjoyment. I know that players do have other commitments but for some reason we do struggle to send teams away.

“My experience in the game tells me that there is no doubt that a fully committed Wisbech side are more than a match for any team in this league.”

Wisbech have been drawn away to Old Priorians in the third round of the Senior Vase on December 1. They host top of the table Beccles in the league on Saturday.

More news stories

10:19

Your leader in today’s paper surprised me somewhat as I am currently one of five members of the county council independent remuneration panel, but you give the impression the panel was scrapped.

Yesterday, 14:11

Firefighters are currently on the scene of a chimney fire on Station Road, March.

Yesterday, 10:05

A number of buildings in the West Street area of Wisbech were evacuated last night after a house fire.

Yesterday, 16:04

A Chatteris family say they are “extremely worried” since their pet dog Fig has been missing for seven days.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Show Job Lists

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up