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1st XV - Match centre

Coney Hill
Wells
Sat 17 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Western Counties North Full time

Oh they of little faith!

.....the most thrilling and entertaining game that Wells have been involved in this season.

Saturday 17 February 2018

Coney Hill 39 - Wells 37

It is probably fair to say that most of the loyal Wells supporters who made the trip up the M5 to Gloucester expected to see their team receive a drubbing from table topping Coney Hill. Oh they of little faith!

Wells, with what can only be called a makeshift team played out of their skins. There was pride and passion in their performance, so much so that they almost pulled off the shock of the season. Even so, they came home in the recently acquired club bus, with two valuable points to keep them ninth in the league table.

It seemed that the writing was on the wall when the Coney Hill opened the scoring with a converted try within five minutes of the kick off. However, within minutes Sam Garret had hit back for Wells, Oskar White, today playing at outside half, converted.

The hosts went ahead on ten minutes with a penalty, only for Oskar White to bring Wells level again with one of his own. Wells were surprising everybody, for instance, their main line out jumper was scrum half Ben Knight. It worked. So much so that the visitors went into the lead when a deft offload from Oskar White found Al Simmons who crashed over. White again added the extras.

With Sam Garret off the field following a dubious Yellow Card decision the home side scored a second converted try and then just before the interval, a third to give them a lead of twenty two points to seventeen.

Minutes after the re-start the home team went further ahead with a converted try, but the irrepressible Oskar White hit back for Wells with a tap and go. Coney Hill scored two more unconverted tries before Callum Stonier got his regulation try. An Oskar White penalty narrowed the scores and then with minutes to go, Stonier made a break and Connor Frew was on the end for the try, White converted. Wells within two points, but the end soon came to what had been probably the most thrilling and entertaining game that Wells have been involved in this season.

It would be difficult to pick out stars of this performance, everybody in the entire squad played their part and surely the rest of the season will hold no fears. Especially the away games in the team bus, kindly driven by Vice Chairman, Mike Durston.

No games this weekend, but on 3 March Wells entertain Stroud, and the Thirds go to Yatton.

It’s our final Kids First Champion for the season! David ‘Flats’ Flatman and two special guests surprise Ellingham & Ringwood RFC.

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Chosen Hill Former Pupils 26 68
8. Stroud 26 68
9. Wells 26 62
10. Cheltenham 26 57
11. Winscombe 26 57
12. Bristol Saracens 26 52
13. Yatton 26 49

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