Stylish way to bury a hoodoo

PUBLISHED: 12:09 15 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:12 28 May 2010

WISBECH WONDERS: Sam Portham passes out from a scrum during the game against Gresham’s School.

WISBECH WONDERS: Sam Portham passes out from a scrum during the game against Gresham’s School.

Wisbech Grammar School s first XV have made a sensational start to their rugby season, and beaten one of their bogey teams along the way. The new season got off to a flyer last week when the school demolished a team from Hills Road Sixth Form College 72-3

BULLET BEN: Ben Miller finds some space on the left wing to charge at the visitors’ defence.

Wisbech Grammar School's first XV have made a sensational start to their rugby season, and beaten one of their bogey teams along the way.

The new season got off to a flyer last week when the school demolished a team from Hills Road Sixth Form College 72-3.

The forwards dominated play and supplied ball for the backs to run riot at every opportunity. The try count was led by Michael Gillick, who scored a hat-trick, while Tom Jones ran in another two.

But the pick of the early season results was the 20-3 home win over Gresham's School on Saturday.

HAT-TRICK HERO: Michael Gillick, who scored a hat-trick of tries in the season’s opener, moves the ball out to the backs.

Facing a team they had never beaten, Wisbech put in a terrific team performance in which every player gave 100 per cent.

David Milne opened the scoring with a touchdown after chasing down a kick and Charlie Roberts converted.

Gresham's hit back with a penalty but the home side scored their second try just before the break. Wisbech stole a scrum against the head and fine passing resulted in Tom Jones crashing over the line. The home side continued their hard work in the second half and scored a third try when Ben Miller pounced on a turn-over and sprinted away to score.

Gresham's tried to respond but Wisbech Grammar School ended the game in style when Charlie Roberts converted a penalty inside the visitors' 22.


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