A hat-trick of tries by 1st XV Rugby captain, Henry Thornton, helped Wisbech Grammar School beat Ratcliffe College (Leicestershire) 40 – 36 in a hard fought encounter.
Early tries from Matt Holden and the first of Henry Thornton’s three tries put Wisbech Grammar School into a 14 – 0 lead. Ratcliffe gained a try as the first half went on but Wisbech Grammar School responded immediately with a try from Ben York.
Towards the end of the first half, Ratcliffe scored another try but, just before half-time, Arran Shipley managed to turn the ball over from the kick-off for Jack Trundley to score his ninth try of the season, making the score 26 – 14 to Wisbech.
During the second half, Ratcliffe had the benefit of the sloping pitch and wind which they used to their advantage, scoring three tries early on.
Henry Thornton rallied the team and scored two more tries to complete his hat-trick with some intelligent running lines. A late Ratcliffe try made the final score 40 – 36 to Wisbech Grammar School in a well deserved victory.
Head of Rugby Alex Laybourne said: “I am delighted for the team, they worked hard throughout the game and secured a great win.”
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