GALLERY: Five-try Wisbech show their class in second half to beat Wymondham

Wisbech rugby v Wymondham. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech rugby v Wymondham. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Skipper Solomon Prestidge scored a try as Wisbech turned on the style in the second half to beat Wymondham 32-13 on Saturday.

From the kick off Wisbech played themselves into the Wymondham 22. After sustained pressure, Raimondas Vinksna drove over from five metres out.

The quick score lulled Wisbech to sleep and poor defence from the forwards allowed Wymondham back into the game with a converted try.

With Vinksna receiving a yellow card for infringing in a ruck, Wymondham added a penalty to lead 10 – 5.

Coach Leonard Veenendaal and skipper Solomon Prestidge laid down the law, which had the desired effect.


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The Wisbech pack awoke from their slumber and started taking the game to Wymondham. With Wymondham down to 14 men, backs and forwards combined with quick hands to send Lewis Haddon over in the left hand corner.

The sides traded penalties to make it 13-13 at half time.

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In the second half, Wisbech took the lead from a catch and drive at a line-out. Prestidge opted to go for the corner and Jacob Goat was driven over.

Wisbech’s next try was a stunning forwards effort - they mauled more than 30 metres, with Prestidge touching down.

Mark Laws completed the scoring under the posts after a slickly executed backs move straight from the training park.

Head coach Leonard Veenendaal said: “It was disappointing to have conceded two soft tries, but I was happy with the response and the heart shown by the lads. To score five tries in such appalling conditions took a team effort and they played and delivered as a team.

“This week we travel to Ipswich which is never an easy place visit. We have a lot of work to do this week to ensure we up our game for what will be a tough game.”

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