Derby delight as West Norfolk blow away rivals Wisbech

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West Norfolk 46 Wisbech 8

West Norfolk maintained their winning start to 2018 with a resounding derby victory over Wisbech at Gatehouse Lane this afternoon.

A brace of tries from Stephen Asprey and Alex Singleton put the hosts in control before a flurry of further scores helped avenge the 51-24 scoreline in the corresponding fixture last September.

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A jinking run through the middle by Alex Singleton gave West Norfolk an early lead before Sam Moses added the conversion.

Wisbech reduced the arrears with a penalty and, just as they threatened to get a foothold in the the game, Asprey took full advantage of a mistimed tackle from a visiting full-back to charge over for West’s second score.

The try was again converted by Moses as the hosts held a 14-3 advantage going into the interval.

West knew they needed a quick start to the second period and they duly responded by blowing Wisbech away soon after the restart.

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Asprey and Singleton both went over for their second tries of the afternoon while an exquisite chip-and-run from Haydn Revell saw him extend the home side’s lead to 29-3.

Freddie Playford registered the next try after bursting through a brittle visiting defence to score and Moses added the extras.

Fly-half Moses was soon among the tries after latching onto a sublime pass from Revell before Edney Costa put West Norfolk 46-3 clear after a powerful scrum left the visiting backline reeling.

Wisbech went over for a consolation try late on but they were left to lick their wounds after a brilliant performance from the hosts.