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1st XV - Match centre

Wymondham
Wisbech
Sat 12 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 Eastern Counties Full time

Wymondham 1's 46 v Wisbech 14

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Wymondhams visiting correspondent - Thank you to Gerard Delaney for this match report

WYMONDHAM OPEN THEIR LEGS AND SHOW THEIR CLASS

A sterling performance from both the old’uns and the young bucks, steadied by the return of captain “Darbs”.Team stalwarts repaid their selections. The entire forwards were solid, determined and versatile in adversity.

Luke Beales stood out again. Tom Baker and “Blakey”, heads down, shoulders forward. Charlish and the ever smiling Wright characterised the whole team performance. Ethan Holmwood and Sam Head entertained the crowds with their alternative styles of rugby, both effective.
It was the immortal rugby mantra. The game was won by the forwards but the backs decided by how many.

Within 3 minutes, by my watch, the young Charlie Delaney, opened up his legs and showed his class, deftly side stepping the Wisbech team to score and convert. 7:0

Wisbech, not to be beaten so early, exerted stern pressure only to concede a penalty. A half pitch penalty kick reversed the pressure from Wymondham to the visitors. 10:0. A second quick penalty 13:0 rapidly followed by a perceptive interception by Jamie Hunter who opened his legs and showed his class to touch down. 18:0

The ensuing 60 minutes reflected the first 20. Constant pressure from 2 differing styles of rugby teams. Half time Wymondham 24:0 Wisbech
Revitalised by some, no doubt tough, half time team talk, Wisbech upped the pressure. However, Ethan and Eli Greaves thought otherwise. 36:5. Charlie Delaney yellow carded for over exuberant tackling. Absolutely fabulous lines from Wisbech backs gave a superlative try, duly converted. 36:14

The wind played its part throughout. Yet Chris Collins Reed, newly substituted on, also impressed, opened up his legs to show his class. 41:14
With the match approaching its end, a combination of excellence with a whole team performance defending the 22, Charlie Delaney and Eli Greaves provided a fitting touch to a very competitive match. 46:14

UNSUNG HEROES - Nathan Wilson, Jamie Boggan, Darren Wilson, Ben Edwards, Josh Ludkin and Auden Airdrie all provided enormous support to the above mentioned glories.

Well done Wisbech. Very well done Wymondham.

Team selection

Wilson, Darren Wilson, Darren
Edwards, Ben Edwards, Ben
Greaves, Eli Greaves, Eli
Ludkin, Josh Ludkin, Josh
Hunter, Jamie Hunter, Jamie
Delaney, Charlie Delaney, Charlie
Airdrie, Auden Airdrie, Auden
Blake, David Blake, David
Head, Sam Head, Sam
Holmwood, Ethan Holmwood, Ethan
Darby, Simon Darby, Simon
Wright, Josh Wright, Josh
Beales, Luke Beales, Luke
Charlish, Oliver Charlish, Oliver
Baxter, Tom Baxter, Tom

League round up

Other London 3 Eastern Counties results

Ely
52
3
Fakenham
18
22
Woodbridge
9
36
West Norfolk

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wymondham 18 74
2. Ely 18 71
3. Holt 16 66
4. West Norfolk 16 51
5. Wisbech 17 45
6. Thetford 16 41
7. Fakenham 17 41

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