Wymondham v Ely 16th February 2019
By Ian Boggan
Wymondham top the table!
With the business end of the season well and truly on us, Wymondham 1st XV hit fine form against Ely to go top of the table. In an evenly matched encounter Wymondham finally edged Ely 22-15.
Tries from fly half Charlie Delaney and winger Ben Edwards ensured Wymondham had the lead at half time only for Ely to come back strongly after the break. The Ely try three minutes into the second half took them ahead, and even a great score from Wymondham prop Luke Beales (wrong-footing Ely’s winger) brought only temporary relief for the crowd at Barnard Fields.
As the final quarter developed Ely won a series of penalties that left them within spitting distance of the Wymondham try line and it took a huge defence to keep them out. A late try from Wymondham was disallowed for a forward pass and only the sight of a last minute penalty from Delaney soaring through the posts meant the home crowd could finally relax.
A tense affair which could have gone either way and congratulations go to both teams on an excellent game of rugby.
Yesterday’s results mean it’s continuing to be an incredibly tight run for the title with three teams, Wymondham, Ely and Holt fighting for the top spot and the only guaranteed promotion place. The final four games of the season will be vital.