Welsh put ten past hard-working Claverdon - The Rugby Observer

Welsh put ten past hard-working Claverdon

Rugby Editorial 19th Oct, 2017   0

RUGBY UNION: RUGBY Welsh produced a clinical performance to put ten tries past a hard-working Claverdon side.

The game also produced a remarkable kicking performance from Angus Wilson who converted nine of the tries, many of them from near the touchline.

Welsh started the game confidently as Lorenzo scored the opening try after five minutes.

The backs looked dangerous and an excellent phase was finished off well by Anthony Reynolds in the corner for a try which was the only effort which Wilson failed to convert.

The set pieces were working well, and from a five metre scrum Andy Higham crashed over for the third try in the opening quarter.

To Claverdon’s credit they defended manfully, putting on a number of strong hits and Welsh were made to rue some of their handling errors when the home side broke away from inside their own 22 to score a converted try.

Welsh responded well though and – with the final play of the half – Jamie Roche forced his way over for a 26-7 lead.

Aiming to cut out the handling errors, Welsh started the second half well.

Jack Taylor scored an interception try before the hard working Jason Reynolds scored two tries following several phases of possession.

Adam Bond got on the scoresheet when he forced his way over from a quickly taken five metre penalty.

Lorenzo added his second try before Simon Crowe, making a welcome return to the side, scored the final try of the afternoon with Wilson converting from the touchline.

Claverdon tried valiantly all the way through and only strong defence kept them at bay in the final couple of minutes.

Welsh ran out comfortable 68-7 winners, an ideal confidence boost ahead of this weekend’s clash against Keresley. Kick-off is at 3pm.

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