RUGBY Welsh produced their best peformance of the season to edge past previously undefeated Five Ways Old Edwardians 15-7 to record a fourth win of the season in the Midland 5 West (South) league.
Welsh were keen to make amends for last week’s narrow 5-8 defeat at Copsewood and despite the wet conditions they took the game to their opponents early on.
Hooker Wayne Grant combined well with Roche and Higham who dominated the lineout while the scrummage was solid throughout with Chris Parkinson again performing well at prop.
With the benefit of the wind Welsh dominated the first half and were quickly ahead with a Guy Shaw penalty.
Welsh increased their lead when a long floated pass from Buckland enabled winger Anthony Reynolds to score an unconverted try in the corner.
And shortly afterwards more presure led to Adam Bond scoring a try in the corner which Wilson excellently converted.
Welsh were now in complete control and only a last ditch interception from the an Old Edwardians full back prevented the hosts taking a 15-point lead into the break.
The visitors tried to change their game plan in the second half and moved the ball wide which gained them possession to try and find a way back into the contest.
However Welsh continued to defend well and did not let their opponents develop any momentum.
The Welsh forwards continued to dominate proceedings although the visitors eventually reduced the gap with a counter attack converted try with 15 minutes left.
However this proved to be the last score with Welsh happy to camp in their half for the rest of the contest to secure a well earned victory.
The win moves Welsh up to fourth in the table and they a couple of weekends off before facing Trinity Gould on November 5.