It’s not been the easiest of seasons for West Norfolk Rugby Club’s first team.

Four defeats in a row to start the London Three Eastern Counties campaign was hardly the ideal start. Yet it was no massive surprise, given the amount of top quality players who had either retired or left the area to go to university during the summer.

Captain Paul Bridges has had to work tirelessly, as has head coach Lee Parry, to rebuild a squad capable of making the Gatehouse Lane outfit as competitive as they have been over the last 10 years.

Parry feels the performances are beginning to show things are moving in the right direction – and the results certainly suggest that.

Two victories in three matches and a winning start to 2018, as well as the return of former
long-serving manager Nigel Richardson to help ease the pressure on Bridges and Parry, shows brighter times may well be ahead.

So what better time to welcome fierce rivals Wisbech than tomorrow?

A big derby crowd is expected and a resurgent West will be desperate to get revenge after losing 51-24 in the reverse fixture earlier in the term.

Talk about an incentive!

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