Welsh shine against Atherstone in Midlands 5 West (South) - The Rugby Observer

Welsh shine against Atherstone in Midlands 5 West (South)

Rugby Editorial 11th Feb, 2019   0

RUGBY Welsh got back to winning ways after a two-week break by recording an impressive 48-12 victory over Atherstone.

It proved Welsh’s first home game in two months, an occasion which prompted Rugby to play expansively.

The backs looked to spread the ball wide at every opportunity presented to them, finding themselves in the lead through Glenn Bond’s penalty.

Atherstone’s defence held firm against pressure from Welsh but eventually succumbed to the first try of the evening from Matty Richards, Bond adding the conversion.

A 17 point lead after 20 minutes was achieved after Jack Taylor’s surging run to the try-line followed by the extra points from Bond.

Despite letting their control slip and gifting the hosts a number of penalties, it would remain 17-0 going in at the break.

The dip in concentration was rectified after the break as Welsh proceeded to bolster their lead.

Adam Bond clambered his way over the line in the corner, which was converted by brother Glenn, before Atherstone recorded their first points of the afternoon with a try, but Andy Higham secured an extra point for the hosts from a 5-metre line-out.

One of several new arrivals made his mark on the game later in the game, George Lowe scoring following a 5-metre scrum that was again succesfully converted.

The visitors replied with a converted try, but were unable to prevent Jack Taylor adding two further tries for his hat-trick.

Rugby Welsh now face a week without action before returning to play against Lutterworth 2nds (A) in the Clonwell Cup on Thursday 21st (7:30pm).

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