Welwyn bowled over by team's success

PUBLISHED: 16:38 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 26 October 2009

Welwyn's D team, the County Bowls winners

Welwyn's D team, the County Bowls winners

WELWYN S Under-8 D team tag rugby players were crowned County Bowl champions after finishing the round robin competition unbeaten. The youngsters took on five other teams from the strongest clubs in Hertfordshire before claiming their prize at Tring. In g

WELWYN'S Under-8 D team tag rugby players were crowned County Bowl champions after finishing the round robin competition unbeaten.

The youngsters took on five other teams from the strongest clubs in Hertfordshire before claiming their prize at Tring.

In game one, the Welwyn side beat Old Albanian's E team 4-3 win.

Morgan Wynne, Calum Wilson, Daisy Parker and James Wooley were the try scorers.

Game two saw Welwyn blitz the Harpenden C side with six tries.

A brace from Dominic Rusch and further tries from Wynne, Parker, Wooley and Finlay Shearer completed a good all-round team performance.

There is always one game that turns out to be the pivotal point of the competition and this was undoubtedly against the Hertford C side.

A Herculean defensive display from Jack Byrne and Morgan Wynne kept the Hertford attacks out and restricted them to just one try.

In an incredibly tight game, Welwyn still had enough guile to waltz around the Hertford defence on three occasions to maintain their 100 per cent record.

As much as game three was a defensive battle, game four was a try feast.

The juniors scored 13 tries in 10 minutes and Welwyn's policy of "we will score more than you" paid off as they ran out 7-6 winners against the Tring D side.

Wooley helped himself to a hat-trick, Wilson scored a brace with Shearer and Rusch adding one each.

With Old Albanian's D team slipping up in an earlier game with Hertford, a Welwyn draw against them in the final game of the group was good enough to win the Bowl.

This effectively was the grand finale itself and it was certainly played in that manner.

The game went right to the wire, with Wooley going try-crazy, scoring five, and Wilson joined him on the scoresheet.

In the last play of the game with the score level at six each, both sides were eager to get that winning try but it was not to be as the match finished all square and Welwyn claimed the Bowl.


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