Derby Day Success!
By Josh Wright
The Red and Blacks gain excellent away derby day result!
Wymondham travelled the short distance down the road to Little Melton for round 1 of 2 of their local derby.
A game always with tensions high and a nervous buzz days before.
The game started with both sides trying to find their feet and Wymondham had shown early that they had slight nerves giving an early penalty, duly kicked by Crusaders.
The Red and Blacks having started to test the water by putting pressure on Crusaders deep in their half. The forwards started to cut deep straight lines and using their wide skill sets to make perfectly timed offloads, resulting in a well work first try.
Again Wymondham started pushing deep into Crusaders half having gained a penalty and kicking to touch get the line-out. Wymondham starting to show their ability in the line out worked good ball in the driving maul for returning hooker Tom Masters to score in the corner.
Crusaders struggled to get out of their half, with Wymondham’s centers making good covering tackles and thwarting any attack.
As The Red and Blacks pushed the opposition back into their half with good runs from youngster Ethan Holmwood and well seasoned prop Luke Beales. A well executed pick from the base and earth shattering run from Club Captain Josh Wright to score.
Wymondham went into the second half with 3 trys and plenty in the tank to come.
Pressure was put on the opposition instantly in the second half. Charley Delaney using good footwork and linking well with Wymondham's centre partnership of Ollie Charlish and Thomas Midgely resulting in a well worked backs try to score in the corner.
Wymondham’s 60m lull started with 2 trys from Crusaders that had to gone answered. Wymondham needed to produce something after various set pieces across the pitch coming unfruitful. A moment of inspiration and fast play in the last 10 minutes helped the wymondham gain their last try and seal off the match.
Another impressive 5 point win for men in red and black and a good day for the club with 3 wins for the seniors sides.