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1st XV stomp home with a magnificent victory against Spalding

1st XV stomp home with a magnificent victory against Spalding

The 1st XV completed a perfect second half of term as they recorded a convincing 28-7 win over Spalding Grammar.

Playing at home under floodlight, a crowd of over 100 gathered to see the 1st XV look to make it five wins from five since half term, and 10 from 12 for the season.

After a nervous start, Wisbech Grammar eventually got into their stride and it didn’t take long for Jack Trundley, who was devastating in attack, to set up the first score for Bradley Hutler as he beat three players on the right-hand side. Trundley then became the try scorer as a neat grubber kick from the impressive Frazer Brown was picked up behind the defensive line, allowing Trundley to run in his 12th try of the season. Following the second try, Wisbech Grammar then faced a spell defending their own try line. A number of team penalties then saw the 1st XV reduced to thirteen men with two sin-binnings. Despite this, they maintained their solid defence that has been largely unbreakable this term and kept Spalding at bay. Still down to 13 men, Wisbech trusted their skill set and moved from their own try line up to Spaldings with ball in hand. Scrum-half Murray Christison then sniped over to score his first of the season, and with three conversions from Oliver Mann, taking his points scored for the season over the 200 mark, Wisbech Grammar went into half time 21-0 up.

In the second half, as the temperature dropped, there were more handling errors but the ambition was maintained by Wisbech Grammar. A score from a loose bounce off a high ball for Spalding gave them a glimmer of hope before Frazer Brown put the game to bed with a fine solo try. The final score was 28-7 to Wisbech Grammar.

Head of Rugby Alex Laybourne said:

It was a magnificent performance by the 1st XV and a fine way to round off the season. The success of the season has been a full 22 man effort and the U6th this year thoroughly deserved the send-off. The squad have worked hard on building a team culture built around performing well and backing each other up. I am delighted for them as a group, both from today and for the season.

 

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