Second-half blitz earns Newmarket the victory
GREENE KING LEAGUE
In front of their new sponsors, Newmarket produced one of their best displays of the season to topple second-placed Wymondham on Saturday.
The tone was set for a high-scoring affair within the first five minutes as both sides ran in a try — Newmarket’s coming courtesy of Max Bell.
The hosts regained the lead through Sam Hillary, with Michael Reeves converting, before the latter’s drop goal made it 15-7.
However, Wymondham remained in contention at the break with two penalties to reduce the arrears to 15-13.
During the second half, though, Newmarket took control, starting with captain Matthew Kent’s 46th-minute try.
Reeves converted and followed that up with another drop goal, with tries following courtesy of Ben Phipps and Bell.
Wymondham pulled back a late try, but it was only a consolation score as Newmarket held out for the victory.
Next time out on Saturday, March 4, Dave Sayer’s fourth-placed side travel to Crusaders (3pm), who are one place and four points better off in the current league standings.