Wymondham RFC lose out to Ferrers
PUBLISHED: 16:17 10 February 2011
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South Woodham Ferrers 36, Wymondham 26
RUGBY: Wymondham were forced to make six changes from their winning team the week before but this did not excuse a disappointing first half which meant Wymondham had it all to do in the second.
In a first half, where some players seemed half asleep, SWF were allowed to run riot and score six tries, despite this Wymondham had their own chances to score and did so through James Wyatt, but a lack of composure, discipline and missed opportunities most notably two penalty kicks in front of the posts meant the half-time score was 36-5.
Come the second half and now playing with the wind, which was a huge influence for both sides, Wymondham started to put some pride back into the shirt they were wearing.
Attack after attack kept SWF in their own 22 and two tries soon followed through props Stuart Forton and John Greenwell after sustained catch and drive attempts from the pack.
Searching for the fourth try and a point from the game SWF upped their game. Wymondham continued to have their chances and were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty try when the SWF outside centre was yellow carded for deliberately knocking on a pass which Wymondham were sure to score from.
Finally the fourth and best try of the game was scored by the brilliant Alex Brugger following a stunning run which started in his own half and alluded six would-be tacklers. With some excellent conversions from Tom Wilson the scoring was finished at 26-36.
Wymondham had their chances to win this game and should have brought the score to within seven points to at least leave with two points, but they did not deserve to win given a lack lustre warm up and poor first half display.
Wymondham will need to learn quickly from this as they are on the road again next week to face in form and second-placed Basildon.