Wimborne continue their impressive start to the season
with a seven try victory over first time visitors, Combe Down.
Tries: Robertson, Carter, Brown, Young(2), Hamer, Moysey
Wimborne welcomed Combe Down for their first ever visit to Leigh Park and were able to continue their own impressive start to the season with a seven try victory.
Skipper Declan Foley was missing following a knock the previous week, Jay Adams coming in to replace him and Tom Moysey assuming the captaincy for the first time.
As has been the emerging trend in all games this season Wimborne had it far from their own way in the opening exchanges and indeed were prone to a number of uncharacteristic errors which allowed Combe Down to stay very much in the match and consequently were first on the score board with a penalty goal after ten minutes.
This sparked Wimborne into action and on their first meaningful sortie into Combe Down territory, Tom Moysey broke through and slipped the ball to the ever willing Doug Robertson who crossed the line.
It took some while for the home team to extend the lead but when they did it came via a sweeping move with both wingers, Brown and Long, involved and when the latter was hauled down just short of the line Ed Carter was immediately on hand to get the touch down at the base of the post. Both were converted by Bartlett and Wimborne went in to the break with a slightly more comfortable lead than it looked for a long time would come their way.
The second half was a completely different matter. As has been an important feature of their performances so far this season, the defence was key to repelling any chinks of hope Combe Down might have clung to and after the ever improving Brown came in off his wing to outstrip the defence to score, further tries came at regular intervals. Jack Young, on as a replacement flanker, was on hand to score two, Ollie Hamer scored his first of the season when latching on to a well placed chip ahead, and finally after Long and Hunt made rapid headway down the left wing Tom Moysey went over in the corner . Bartlett slotted over the extras for four of these to bring up the final score line.
Wimborne travel to Sherborne this week where they can expect a far harsher test than the earlier county cup match with the same opposition.
1 P Mills, 2 B Hunt, 3 G Draper, 4 T Starr, 5 D Deguara, 6 J Adams, 7 N Warren, 8 E Carter,
9 J Llewellyn, 10 T Moysey(capt), 11 J Brown, 12 O Hamer, 13 D Robertson, 14 L Long, 15 J Bartlett
Replacements: T Adams, W Wright, J Young
Coaching Team : Giles Hewson, Dan Draper (manager), Matt Lishman, Dave Oddie, Bob Adams