Welwyn colts do ever so Wells

PUBLISHED: 15:17 15 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:10 26 October 2009

WELWYN RFC Colts ran out comfortable 24-10 winners in their final game of the season away to Hertford after a vastly improved performance on recent weeks. The Welwyn boys started their last Herts Middlesex League game promisingly in the first half, with f

WELWYN RFC Colts ran out comfortable 24-10 winners in their final game of the season away to Hertford after a vastly improved performance on recent weeks.

The Welwyn boys started their last Herts Middlesex League game promisingly in the first half, with forwards and backs combining and handling well.

From a Hertford scrum near their own line, hooker Rory Page won a strike against the head and No 8 David Wells picked up, dummied and went over for the first Welwyn try.

Wells converted his own try before kicking a penalty shortly after the restart to put the Hobbs Way side in control at 10-0.

Welwyn's backs created a number of try-scoring opportunities to extend their lead but crucial passes went astray.

With continued pressure on the Hertford line, scrum-half Chris Brookes charged down a clearing kick and Wells followed up to score his second try of the game.

His conversion gave Welwyn a healthy 17-0 half-time lead.

Early in the second half from a Hertford scrum in the Welwyn 22, Brookes quickly picked up the ball as it shot out of the scrum and released winger James Maton.

He then found outstanding flanker Nick Andrew, who fizzed the ball to newcomer centre Scott Clewlow to score Welwyn's third try.

Wells converted to give Welwyn a healthy 24-0 lead.

Following changes in personnel, along with a sin-binning, Welwyn conceded two unconverted tries to the Hoe Lane side, but comfortably took the league points to round off an entertaining game.

The win leaves Welwyn in third place in the division with the same playing record as the top two teams, but they have lost out on securing a higher placing on bonus points.


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