Rugby round-up: Wisbech continue faultless league campaign while seconds tame the Bears
WISBECH’S faultless league campaign continued on Saturday with a 27-3 thumping of promotion rivals Harwich & Dovercourt.
Harwich, who started the day third in Greene King Eastern Counties Division One, became the latest side to struggle against Wisbech’s power.
John Blunt, playing his first senior game for two years, crashed over for Wisbech’s first try before Joe Barfoot and Tom Martell also touched down.
Scrum half Mark Laws kicked two conversions and a penalty before James Napier scored a stunning solo effort to seal Wisbech’s fifth consecutive bonus-point win.
Coach Ben McCall, who was overseas for the start of the campaign, has now returned to Wisbech. The Harecroft Road outfit travel to Mersea Island on Saturday.
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• WISBECH II secured the bragging rights with a 10-0 victory over March Bears in a hastily-arranged friendly.
With both teams’ league games cancelled, the Fenland sides met at Elm Road Sports Field.
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March were denied a first-half try, when Sean Taylor was adjudged to have been held-up over the try-line, before Wisbech began to take control.
Sam Anderson gave the visitors the lead with a second-half penalty before number eight Ben Wicks bundled over for the only try of the game. Anderson converted to seal Wisbech’s victory.
• RUGBY stars from Wisbech Grammar School visited Twickenham - returning with five victories from seven matches.
The youngsters took on the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School sides at the famous ground, with wins for the under-15s, under-14s, under-13s and both under-12 teams.
The first and second teams were beaten before the students visited the Twickenham Stoop to watch Harlequins take on London Irish.