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Welshpool almost pull it off

 
Created on 05/10/2016 @ 07:57
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Welshpool's 2nd XV came close to a major upset when they hosted Bala 2nds, leading the game until the last five minutes before finally being undone by their visitors.

After Bala showed plenty of early promise, it was Welshpool who took the lead, with centre Tom Worthy hacking through a loose ball to cross under the posts to score, with Chris Proctor adding the conversion to give Welshpool a 7-0 lead.

For much of the half, the play went back and forth between the two sides, but Bala were finally able to get themselves over the line for a try, and at half time the scoreline was 7-5 in favour of the home side.

For much of the second half, Welshpool fought a valiant defensive battle, holding their opponents out time after time, but Bala eventually found their way over the line with only five minutes left on the clock. To rub salt into the wound, they were able to cross again for a further try, securing themselves a 7-17 win.

There will hopefully be another Seconds game before the end of October, and new or returning players are very welcome to get in touch.

PICTURE: Rugby players show respect to the late Ann Holloway.

Under 14

The Under 14s made the journey to Bala, and came away with two victories from their three fixtures.

They began their day against Aberystwyth, and were given a harsh wake-up call, going down 0-39. Things improved in their second game, as they comfortably beat Bala 21-0, before finishing their day with a 31-7 win over Bro Ffestiniog in an ill-tempered match.

Under 12

The Under 12s suffered from a spate of injuries at COBRA, but still managed to collect one win from their four games.

After narrow defeats to COBRA (15-25) and Aberystwyth (0-10), they were well beaten 0-25 by Newtown, but finished the day with a 20-10 win over Llanidloes.

Under 10

The Under 10s feature a host of new faces this season, and are in the process of getting to grips with the game. They suffered defeats to Trefyclawdd, Bala, COBRA and Newtown, but did manage a draw with Dolgellau.

Under 8s

In their first action of the season, the Under 8s exceeded all expectations, and came away with three draws against COBRA 1, Bala and Dolgellau, and one narrow defeat against COBRA 2.

This Saturday, the 1st XV are at home to Bangor University in the 2nd Round of the Swalec Bowl, whilst the Youths are away at Mold.

On Sunday, the Under 9s and 11s are playing at Newtown, whilst the Under 13s host Newtown, COBRA, Llanidloes and Aberystwyth at Maesydre for a festival. In the afternoon, our joint Welshpool & Llanidloes Girls Under 15s and 18s sides are playing away at Bethesda.

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