Wymondham’s long winning run finally comes to an end

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Mersea Island 12 Wymondham 0

Wymondham finally tasted defeat after a superb run of 12 straight wins in Eastern Counties One on a blustery afternoon on the Essex coast.

Mersea kicked the game off with the wind behind them and the first half ended 0-0, with Wymondham doing a good job to prevent the hosts from capitalising on their advantage.

The turn-around should have been the sign for Wymondham to take the game by the scruff of the neck but an uncharacteristic complete failure in defence saw a Mersea player run 70 metres and score an unconverted try in the corner.

Later in the half Mersea were awarded a penalty try, which was converted, which took the score to 12-0 and that was how the game finished.

This was an out-of-character display by Wymondham, who missed a chance to move clear at the top in what was their game in hand.

They will have to put this behind them and muster their resources before they entertain second-placed Ely – who remain one point behind them – in their next fixture on Saturday.

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