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Chaddesley comeback hands Welsh first loss

Ben Tyler 30th Sep, 2019

A SECOND-HALF comeback from visitors Chaddesley Corbett condemned Rugby Welsh to their first defeat of the season.

The 22-14 loss marked the first-ever meeting between the two clubs, though the outcome looked set to be different when Welsh took the lead through Anthony Reynolds’ converted try.

Chaddesley responded well to the set back and pressured Rugby, but with the hosts’ defensive line remaining solid, the lead remained with Welsh at half time.

Adam Bond weaved his way through to the try line to finish off Matty Richards’ determined forward run, earning Welsh their second converted of the game and a 14-point lead.

Things turned sour, however, when Pete Burnell was lost to injury, adding to newfound belief from the away side that they could rescue the game.

After narrowing the scores with a converted try, a crossfield kick led to try number two for Chaddesley, this time unconverted, to put them back within touching distance of Rugby.

That momentum allowed them to take the lead through a penalty, before scoring a third try of the afternoon to wrap up proceedings.

Rugby travel to Dixonians on Saturday (3pm).

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