21st Oct, 2020

Table-topping Welsh win on the road again

Ben Tyler 18th Nov, 2019

RUGBY Welsh top Midlands Five West (South) after returning from Redditch with all four points in a 22-12 victory.

It was Welsh’s fourth away win in as many games, and their fifth overall, in a match that the visitors controlled against respectable opposition.

Welsh were tasked with handling a large Redditch pack and held firm, eventually being rewarded for their resolute defence when Glenn Bond successfully kicking a penalty between the posts after the hosts had a player sin-binned.

Jack Taylor extended the lead mid-way through the half after bursting through the Redditch defence to finish in the corner, allowing Bond to convert the extras from a tight angle.

Stand-out performer Robin Tyerman excelled in his defensive and offensive duties and also finished the half with a try to his name, again converted by Bond.

Redditch emerged from the changing rooms with a point to prove and made inroads to reducing the deficit.

Rugby continued to stand strong despite this extra pressure, but they eventually succumbed into surrendering two tries – one of which was converted.

With just five minutes remaining, the result was put beyond doubt when Taylor applied the after-burners out wide to reach the touchline for an unconverted try.

Welsh were scheduled to face Trinity Guild this Saturday, until their opponents withdrew from the league.

A replacement game is being sought, with details to be published on the club’s website.

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