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Rugby Welsh win again in Coventry

Steve Carpenter 9th Dec, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY Welsh maintained their recent good form by securing their fifth win of the season in Midlands 5 West (South) thanks to a comfortable 22-0 win away at Trinity Guild.

Despite the windy conditions, Welsh secured a bonus point victory over their hard-working Coventry-based rivals to move up to fourth in the table.

In very blustery conditions Welsh began well with their forwards gaining plenty of early possession and driving their opposition backwards .

The visitors quickly took the lead when after a series of drives, centre Adam Bond burst through the midfield defence and scored a well taken try.

Welsh continued to generally dominate the first half with Roche dominating the lineout while the backs, despite the difficult conditions, looked dangerous with the ball in hand.

They had opportunities to increase their lead but to Guild’s credit they defended manfully and prevented any further scores until late in the half.

Jason Reynolds had been unlucky not to be awarded a try, but from the resulting scrum Bond scored a second by showing great strength to score an unconverted try to give Welsh a ten point half-time lead.

Welsh were soon further ahead in the second half when Adam Bond completed his hat-trick of tries with another powerful run  which Angus Wilson converted.

Guild continued to compete well as both sides tried to play running rugby despite the increasingly difficult weather conditions . Veteran scrum half Jamie Cranham gave his usual committed performance while Guy Shaw used the wind well with some astute kicking out of hand to put Welsh in attacking positions.

The Welsh defence remained firm throughout and they can be pleased with preventing the opposition from scoring .

Their bonus point victory was sealed in the last minute of the game when an excellent counter attack launched by Jack Taylor saw Roche nearly score, but following a scrum Jason Reynolds deservedly crashed over for the final try.

This week Welsh will hope to maintain their excellent form when they face Wellesbourne in a league match at Alwyn Road.

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