A HAT-TRICK from Jack Taylor helped Rugby Welsh secure their second succcessive bonus point in Midlands 5 West (South) as they dispatched Wellesbourne 43-22 on Saturday.
Welsh scored seven tries in an entertaining match against a spirited Wellesbourne side on what was a blustery afternoon.
The hosts played 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 themselves.
Welsh realised they were in a contest and took control of the rest of the half, with youngster Jack Worrall-Soper and lock Simon Crowe both impressing.
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.
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 hattrick 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 will be looking to make is four consecutive wins when they travel to Birmingham Exiles this Saturday (2.15pm).