Welwyn beat Stevenage Town to lift Herts Presidents’ Tankard

PUBLISHED: 15:39 26 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:39 26 April 2015

Welwyn v Stevenage in Presidents' Tankard final at Allianz Park

Welwyn v Stevenage in Presidents' Tankard final at Allianz Park


Welwyn RFC have lifted the Herts Presidents’ Tankard with a comprehensive - final victory over Stevenage Town at Saracens’ Allianz Park.

The Hobbs Way side, who had beaten their opponents twice in the league this season most recently 91-0, were firm favourites to take the county honours this afternoon (Sunday).

That was indeed to be the case in the encounter, which was one of three matches hosted at the ground in Hendon as part of Herts Rugby’s President’s finals day,

Welwyn led 35-0 at the break with tries from Antonio Denton, Wayne Child, Adam Harcourt, Philip Grehan and Rob Picken, with all five converted by Fran Denny.

The second half was a tighter affair as Welwyn’s earlier points proved to be crucial.

Wayne Child claimed his second try of the afternoon, which again was converted by Denny.

Stevenage got their first score as Gareth Lewis took a rare chance with the attempt for extras successful making it 42-7.

The north Herts outfit added a second try soon after.

Welwyn were to get the final try of the match in the final move to complete a 47-12 triumph before lifting the Tankard in front of the main stand to the delight of their supporters.

The victory rounded off a fine season for Welwyn who also secured promotion from London Three North West.

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