Welwyn's bad run continues with disappointing defeat at Hemel Hempstead

PUBLISHED: 12:36 09 December 2018

Conor Boland got Welwyn's first try against Hemel Hempstead. 
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Conor Boland got Welwyn's first try against Hemel Hempstead. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Welwyn's downturn in form continued with a disappointing 41-14 defeat at Hemel Hempstead.

The Hobbs Way-based rugby club had started life back in London Two North West in fine style but this loss made it three in a row, a sequence that has seemed slip away from the top two places.

Weather conditions played their part with the hosts using a strong wind to take a 19-0 half-time lead and despite a determined effort after the break, Welwyn were unable to close the gap.

Their first try of the day came 10 minutes into the second period, Conor Boland’s quick tap-penalty getting him over the line and Chris Kemp added the extras.

Too many missed tackles cost them though and by the time Boland powered over for his second, they were already 34-7 behind and a late home try sealed the win.

Welwyn have a number of players available again for selection for the game on Saturday at home to Letchworth and they will hope to reverse the losing spell.

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