On Saturday the U12A rugby team produced two excellent performances in their triangular tournament, winning both fixtures against Norwich School and Robert Clack.
Their first game saw them play Robert Clack and with the conditions still very cold both teams had a number of handling errors and possession changed hands regularly. Eventually, Wisbech Grammar broke the deadlock as Lewis Wing, who was excellent all day, rounded his opposition player and scored in the corner. However, two tries for Robert Clack meant Wisbech Grammar went into halftime 5-10 down. In the second half, they played some much more fluid rugby, with good continuity in attack and excellent team defence. A try for George Trew from close range was followed by a try from Harley Burrows from the back of a maul, taking them 15-10 up as the game drew to a close. In the last play of the game Robert Clack made a clean line-break, however, they dropped the ball over the line following good pressure from the covering defence and Wisbech Grammar held on for the win.
The second game saw them play Norwich School, a fascinating game that saw tries regularly exchanged by both teams. Norwich took the lead early on before Freddie Allen responded immediately with a fantastic solo try where he beat a number of players before going under the posts to score. Alfie Hoyles then put Wisbech Grammar ahead before Norwich scored two further tries to take a 15-10 lead as the halftime whistle approached. However, another fantastic individual score, this time from Lewis Wing, moved the score to 15-15 at halftime. The second half saw plenty more opportunities but fewer tries, as both teams defence improved. Eventually, Alfie Hoyles put Wisbech Grammar ahead for the second time in the game before Norwich replied with only seven minutes to go. As the full-time whistle beckoned and a draw was on the horizon, Lewis Wing rounded off a superb day for himself as he scored the winning try in the very last play of the game.
U12A Coach Mrs Amelia Ogston said:
The boys played superbly today and I am very proud of the way they won two tight games in two very tough fixtures.
vs. Robert Clack - Won 15 - 10
vs. Norwich School - Won 25 - 20
Lewis Wing (3), Alfie Hoyles (2), Freddie Allen (1), George Trew (1), Harley Burrows (1)