Welsh continue positive season start with dominant St Andrews win - The Rugby Observer

Welsh continue positive season start with dominant St Andrews win

RUGBY UNION: RUGBY Welsh continued their positive start to the 2017 season with a convincing 40 point win against St Andrews Vets.

During the opening stages it became obvious that Welsh would hold the upper hand in the backs where their younger players could use their pace to good effect.

However the Vets tried to use their experience to slow the game down and Welsh did not have things all their own way.

Welsh opened the scoring when Buckland and Taylor combined to give Andy Higham an opening try, which Angus Wilson converted.

Shortly afterwards, Adam Bond made a powerful break and winger Chris Grant raced in for an unconverted try.

St Andrews responded well but good defence kept them out and Jack Taylor completed the first half scoring with two tries both of which were converted by Wilson.

The second half started with Adam Bond intercepting a pass and scoring underneath the posts for a try, again converted by Wilson.

An excellent counter attack involving Matty Richards and Harry Turner enabled Gareth Hart to score a well taken try in the corner.

Vets deservedly got on the scoresheet with a converted try before Jack Taylor capped an impressive personal performance with his third try and Bond completed the Welsh scoring with a try both converted by Wilson.

Vets scored the final try of a shortened second half, and Welsh wish them every success in their ventures.

Welsh return to league action this weekend playing hosts to Birmingham Exiles.

Kick off is at 3pm.

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