RUGBY PICTURES: Rugby Welsh’s victory over Wellesbourne

Anthony Reynolds
Anthony Reynolds

Welsh now third in the table

PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson

Midlands 5 West (South)

Rugby Welsh 43

Wellesbourne 22

Welsh secured their second successive bonus point victory, scoring seven tries in an entertaining match against a spirited Wellesbourne side.

Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson

Another blustery afternoon saw Welsh play with the elements in the first half and they were quickly ahead when a sublime pass from James Buckland enabled Jack Taylor to score an unconverted try.

However, Wellesbourne responded and after a period of pressure were deservedly level with an unconverted try.

Welsh realised they were in a contest and took control of the rest of the half.

The forward s dominated with youngster Jack Worrall- Soper and lock Simon Crowe both impressing in the loose.

Harry Turner

Harry Turner

They were soon ahead again when winger Leigh Colledge showed good strength to go through a couple of tackles to score a try which Angus Wilson converted.

Welsh began to run the ball at every opportunity as the half progressed and there was some excellent interlinking play between forwards and backs.

Jason Reynolds scored a try, following a deft pass from prop Chris Parkinson, with Wilson converting and shortly afterwards a second followed, to secure the try bonus point, when he borrowed over from short range.

Wellesbourne tried to counter attack when they had the ball but Jack Taylor spotted their move and intercepted a pass to run in for a try under the posts which Wilson converted to give Welsh a comfortable half time lead.

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

The second half began well when Welsh scored their best try of the contest when the ball went through several pairs of hands to create the opportunity for Jamie Cranham to score a well taken try.

To Wellesbourne’s credit they responded well and the rest of the game was a much tighter affair and they soon scored their second unconverted try. The home side still created chances and Jack Taylor completed his hat-trick with a lovely dummy pass to score under the posts for Wilson to convert.

Wellesbourne continued to compete well and deservedly gained a losing bonus point with two late tries one of which was converted.

Welsh can be pleased with another victory and face another tricky game this weekend when travel to Birmingham Exiles. Kick off 2.15pm

Jamie Cranham with Chris Parkinson in support

Jamie Cranham with Chris Parkinson in support

Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson

Rugby Welsh v Wellesbourne - Midlands 5 West (South)

Rugby Welsh v Wellesbourne - Midlands 5 West (South)