GREENE KING IPA
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Newmarket Rugby Club’s winless start to the season continued on Saturday as they suffered a fourth straight defeat to remain bottom.
Newmarket made a good start with Danny Brooks kicking a penalty within the first four minutes to give his side the lead.
However, Wymondham responded two minutes later with a converted try.
On the half hour Brooks kicked a second penalty, but this was the end of Newmarket’s scoring for the day.
By the start of the second half Wymondham were leading 29-6. One minute before half time Wymondham had a player shown the yellow card, but Newmarket were unable to take advantage.
The hosts went on to score a further four tries, converting two and kicking a penalty to rack up a total of 63 points.
As in recent weeks injuries continued to be the bane of Newmarket’s life. Only 16 players were able to travel to the match so substitutions were limited. Max Bell, who was running the line, gamely went on early in the first half to support the team, while Saul Wilson, who had been injured by a horse only the previous day, had a great game and was rightly named man of the match.
“The team had the ability to win this match today, but every single player needs to play his hardest every minute of the game,” said head coach Ali Walker
“Giving 90 percent is not enough. We need each player to take responsibility for turning up to training and then do all they can to get a win rather than picking and choosing when they want to play.”
Newmarket return to action by hosting Swaffham on Saturday, October 24.