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Woodbridge was punished from the start as the Wisbech hooker, Humphries, was pushed over to score on 4 mins recalling their meeting in October. Some patient and intelligent play from Woodbridge, whose player/coach Fautley was at No10 for most of the match, was rewarded by a penalty for Smith but the home team were better drilled and clearly comfortable playing together on a good pitch in excellent clear, bright conditions. Wisbech used good forward play to disrupt Woodbridge platforms and got the ball wide for Barford (two tries) and Napier (one try) on the wings. The visitors struggled to chase their kicks from hand and were sucked in to defend narrowly, allowing centre Martell and big no8 Saunders to score as well.

In a second half which could have been, for Woodbridge, described as tackle practice, the hosts were clearly enjoying the resolute resistance from Warriors Bubb, Hannon, the excellent White and driving No8 Cooke. Wisbech dominated however with their hard working scrum half, Laws, well supported by his flankers, distributing reliably as well as converting four of the tries. The home team continued with the winning formula of keeping ball in hand, stretching their opponents lines of defence and forcing too many missed tackles to put winger Barford over three more times, centres Turner (twice), Martell and substitute Hodgson. Woodbridge rallied in the last quarter through the well supported running from White in particular. They created several platforms on the Wisbech 22 but failed to get fast ball wide and so resorted to several crash ball attempts which were well defended by the hosts larger pack. In all Wisbech deserved a thoroughly well-played victory and gave Woodbridge a lesson in teamwork.

Wisbech 77: Woodbridge Warriors 3

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