Welwyn fall to disappointing defeat at Finchley

PUBLISHED: 17:04 29 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:05 29 October 2013

Unforced errors and injuries cost Welwyn as they fell to a 10-3 defeat away at Finchley in London 3 North West on Saturday.

Welwyn were forced to field a team showing many changes from the usual line up due to the injuries collected two weeks ago.

Finchley were soon caught offside in front of the posts giving Pat Lynch an easy kick and the visitors were 3-0 up after 13 minutes.

An offence was committed resulting in Ben Solez being sin-binned for 10 minutes for punching.

His position in the front row was taken by Pete Gardner with Carl Lewis leaving the field.

Finchley were unable to make use of their extra man advantage and the half dragged towards its close, interrupted frequently by penalties and injuries to both sides.

In the final seconds of the half, that lasted 57 minutes, Finchley almost scored on their right, but were held up and play came back for yet another off-side decision, this time in front of the posts allowing Finchley to equalise at the interval.

The second half started in much the same vein with both sides making too many errors to allow any flowing play. After about 10 minutes Welwyn cleared the ball, but tackled the receiver before he had caught it.

From the resulting penalty Finchley gained possession from the line out and eventually created a space on their left to score about 15 metres in. The conversion was successful giving the home side a 10-3 lead, which in the end proved to be the final score.

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