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Saturday 17th November

Furness 99  -  34  Wigton Wanderers

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    On a perfect day for rugby Wigton arrived at the Strawberry Grounds a couple of players short. Furness made up the numbers and Wigton kicked off towards the clubhouse. The early exchanges gave little clue as to what was to come with Wigton taking a well deserved three point lead when Furness were caught offside. This appeared to give Furness a reality check and with Captain Corne Els leading the way they proceeded to score six unanswered tries before Wigton finally managed to get over the try line shortly before half time. There was still time for a further Furness try making the half time score Furness 45 Wigton 10.


    The second half followed the pattern of the first with Furness racking up the points at an even faster rate and although Wigton managed to score a few of their own it was a pretty one sided contest. Final score Furness 99 Wigton 34. Possibly the highest number of points ever scored at the Strawberry Grounds.  Top try scorer for Furness was winger Jack Torkington with four, with the remaining tries being spread around the team. A word of thanks to our generous sponsor for the day, local builder Guy McCullough and to match ball sponsors, Regal MOT  Centre