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No reward on travels for Wymondham

PUBLISHED: 09:51 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 14 July 2010

Wisbech 8, Wymondham 5

Once again Wymondham's rugby team failed to win on the road.

While only three points separated the teams the margin could have been larger had the home side been able to convert all four of their relatively simple penalties.

Wisbech 8, Wymondham 5

Once again Wymondham's rugby team failed to win on the road.

While only three points separated the teams the margin could have been larger had the home side been able to convert all four of their relatively simple penalties.

First-half indiscipline saw Wymondham's penalty count double that of Wisbech, but the game remained scoreless at half-time.

Wymondham had arguably the best scoring chance when James Hipperson was bundled into touch just short of the line.

Wymondham tightened up their discipline in the second half but the referee showed no fewer than five yellow cards, three to Wisbech and two to Wymondham.

It was while Wymondham were down to 14 men that Wisbech finally grabbed the lead with a well-worked try from No. 8 Tom Paybody. Shortly after, with Wymondham now down to 13, Adam Preece finally managed to find his kicking boots to put Wisbech two scores ahead.

With 20 minutes to go and needing to find two scores Wymondham finally came alive and in a 10-minute period camped on the Wisbech five-metre line.

Lee Summers was tackled inches short and then Wymondham crossed the line, only to be held up.

Such was the intensity of the Wymondham onslaught Tom Martell became the fifth recipient of a card and the visitors profited immediately, with Ian Harris finally squeezing over in the corner.

Unfortunately Wymondham were unable to bridge the gap, going down to their 12th defeat in 14 away games.

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