Wisbech 22 W Norfolk 34
In a blustery Sunday morning local derby, Wisbech kicked off and immediately attacked, and a sleepy poor defence gave the initiative to force a penalty, which was duly completed.
This now woke up West and they started to play like a team. After continued phases of play Dawson Hunter broke the line and scored.
West forwards continued on the front foot to take the game to the opponents with Tom Hitchcock scoring after solid team interplay.
Solid pressure in defence from the backs forced the hosts to drop the ball which was kicked forward and chased down. A penalty was then awarded to West five metres out which Jack Trundley took quickly to score.
The pressure continued and after several phases of play the ball came to Hitchcock who darted through numerous opponents to touch down under the posts.
Trundley kicked the conversion. Half-time score: 19-3.
Wests kicked off the second half into the wind and maintained the pressure of the first period.
Wests were now frustrating their opposition with strong scrummaging and rucking, winning positive ball. This play resulted in a scrum under the posts which Hitchcock picked out the back and scored.
Now with the lead the team switched off, allowing Wisbech to score three tries with two being converted.
With time running out West’s had to pick themselves up again and came back pressurising the Wisbech defence again with strong running, with ground being made which gave Hitchcock the platform to break through to score. The try was converted.
As the match drew to a close Wests continued to resist the pressure to win the game.
A great squad performance from all the team to come back from the early setbacks in an even, competitive match with the team worthy winners in a well refereed match.
Squad members: Clingo, Lankfer, Alvarez, Clarke, Wilson, Smith, Hunter, Hitchcock, Spurrier, Trundley (C), Robinson, C Warrington, A Warrington, Quinlan, Collie, Baxter.