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Feversham Lens
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Mar 10, 2012, 7:21 PM

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Re: [PaulC] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION or Reply Privately

Saturday 10th March 2012
Wigton 41 Anselmians 25 (HT 22-12)
North One West
Admission 3 (including 40pp programme - 32pp glossy shell, 8pp game specific)
Attendance 150 (h/c)

Refreshments available - didn't partake

At the end of November, Wigton, with just one win all season, looked relegation certainties. This victory over fellow strugglers Anselmians was the revitalised Greens' sixth on the trot at Lowmoor Road and lifted them two places in the standings and out of the drop zone. Not that it was straightforward. With five minutes of normal time left, Wigton were hanging on to a slender 27-25 advantage, but two late converted tries eased jangling nerves after the visitors from the Wirral, ahead early on, had fought back from 22-12 and 27-15 down. Given there was so much at stake, this was a surprisingly open game. Wigton impressed me. With veteran former Carlisle, Barrow and Workington Town rugby league player Tane Manihera at scrum-half, they showed they could score pushover tries (one of rugby union's many blights) and also from well inside their own half (far more exciting). Two touchdowns, one in each half, were something special, featuring good hands and excellent support play. The try count ended six to Wigton and three to Anselmians.

Lowmoor Road is a rambling site on the edge of a typically sleepy Cumbrian town. From the six rows of wooden benches in the main (and only) stand, there is a superb view of the action - and the distant Kirkcudbrightshire hills. The stand, a utilitarian brick structure, has a gym and squash courts joined seamlessly to the rear. A smart clubhouse, featuring some great black & white photographs of Wigton county cup successes from the 1970s, is alongside. All but the town end of the ground is railed off with hardstanding. A cricket square is located beyond the town end and there are two more rugby pitches next to that. Adjacent to the far side of the first XV pitch is a floodlit artificial football pitch in a cage. Rolling fields stretch away to the horizon.

Nice set-up - and vociferous fans, who celebrated this crucial victory with gusto. Cumbrians really love their rugby; both league and union.

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