RUGBY Welsh fell in the Clonwell Cup quarter-final 40-7 at the hands of Lutterworth 2nds last Thursday, ahead of facing Trinity Guild in Midlands 5 West (South).
The final scoreline did very little to reflect the determined efforts of Welsh, who went down fighting against their superior opponents under the floodlights.
Adam Bond was one name to put in some heavy hits in midfield, the captain supported by Loz Galleno in mounting a sturdy Welsh resistance.
Lutterworth did however, break down Rugby’s defence despite their initial spirited efforts, scoring three converted tries to take a 21-0 lead.
Leigh Colledge helped make up some hard yards with some strong runs into Lutterworth territory, whilst Jack Taylor at half-back and Bond continued to impress with their individual performances.
Whilst the scores remained the same going in at the break, the hosts did score an early converted try in the second half, backing that up with two further unanswered tries.
Rugby could take solace in scoring the final try of the match though, as Bond capitalised on a quickly taken penalty to cross the whitewash – converted by Angus Wilson.
Welsh will dust themselves down before hosting bottom-side Trinity Guild on Saturday (3pm).