Wasps Tame the Tigers

20/11/2011 18:45

Hull Wasps 94 Mersey Tigers II 47

Hull Wasps battled back to winning ways with an impressive performance over Mersey Tigers II on Saturday evening.

The Wasps got off to a flyer in front of their home fans, scoring their first 8 points without reply and ultimately ending the first quarter 23-11 ahead.

The game continued for much of the same with the Wasps having strong second and third periods before closing the game off in the final period to seal the victory at 94-47.

“It was an improved performance by us” commented Wasps coach Matt Fawcett after the game.

“We were determined to put in a solid performance tonight. We knew that a strong start would be crucial to taking control in the game. We’ve not done that of late and that’s cost us so we were determined to put that right today.”

“It was a good performance and we can take a lot of positives from the game. We’ll go on from here and hope to put a run of results together that our fans deserve.”

Saturday’s game was the final one for club favourite Rob Birchmore who will leave the club this week as he moves back home to Edinburgh.

Captain John Brignell led the line for the Wasps with 20 points. James Rayner came a close second with 19 and was awarded Most Valuable Player.