Wisbech at home
Eastern Counties 3 West
March Bears 46 V Wisbech Wildcats 13
The match was a bit of an emotional game for Bears former skipper Robert Woollard playing his last game for March bears against his previous club Wisbech before he departs to Australia to start a new life down under.
Wisbech opened the scoring kicking a penalty, their lead was short lived as Donovan Stone powered through the Wisbech defense to touch down for his first try of the season converted by Jonathan Beavis.
March started to give away too many penalties at the break down allowing Wisbech to reduce the Bears lead 7-6. Eventually after giving away mindless penalties Marches scrum half Ben Pyle was yellow carded for the continuous infringements
Wisbech pressed hard for a try but March held out with some strong defending managed to move the ball into the Wisbech half and were awarded a penalty which Jonathan Beavis slotted over to increase the Bears lead 10-6 as he half time whistle went.
A roasting from pack leader Chris Feaviour during the half time break to all the players, fired up the bears ready for the second half.
The pack winning good ball from set pieces saw number 8 Chris Feaviour pick up the Ball from base of scrum , bursting through a couple of tackles to off load the ball out to skipper Simon Althoff who sprinted in from 30 yards out for a try converted by Jonathan Beavis 17-6
With March starting to dominate the game and the dynamic Chris Feaviour popping up everywhere on the pitch, again was involved with setting up another try, carrying the ball forward, off-loading to the backs enabling winger Tom Ratcliffe to score, conversion missed 22-6 , Wisbech started to put together a few phases and were rewarded with a converted try to reduce the lead 22-13.
As Wisbech started to tire Jonathan Tulip bounced his way over for a try converted by Jason Rainbow 29-13. March support play started to cause Wisbech some problems allowing Stand-off Edward Cribb to work his way over the try line converted by Jonathan Beavis 36-13.
The normal dancing around hand bags took place resulting with a yellow card for a player from each side, before normal play restarted, from a scrum 5 meters out Chris Feaviour released the ball to Scrum half Ben Pyle who skipped his way over for an unconverted try 41-13.
Full Back Jack Allison received the ball on the half way line outpaced the Wisbech defense to touch down in the corner for the final score of the game. This saw the Bears winning 46-13.
The second half performance won the game for The Bears, cutting out the penalties, sloppy performance of the first half.
Man of the Match Chris Feaviour whose influence as pack leader was superb, Wisbech to their credit never gave up and fought to the very end of the game.
The Bears gave Robert Woollard a fitting send off for his last game for March Bears with a win. Both teams gave him a rousing last night send off in the club house.
Both sides wish Robert and his fiancee Melissa, good look for the future on their new adventure together in Australia.