Six tries for Wells --- Seven for Bristol Saracens.
Saturday 14 April 2018
Bristol Saracens 45 – Wells 40
How does a team supposedly cruising to victory with a half time lead of twenty three points to seven, lose? One could say with difficulty, but Wells managed it at Bristol Saracens last weekend in their penultimate game of the league season.
Tries by Luqua Hiscox, two from Al Knight plus two penalties from Aaron Cook, one a monster from close to the half way line and a conversion had given Wells their twenty three interval points. The only reply was a converted try half way through the half for the home team. Perhaps in this though was a clue to their second half revival. Patience. They were content to retain the ball, going through phase after phase until a gap opened up, or there was a miss tackle and bingo, they struck.
The Bristol team flew out of the blocks at the start of the second half. Twice within the opening minutes they patiently and slowly made ground ready for the strike, Two tries and two conversions and suddenly it is a two point game. Back came Wells however, Luqua Hiscox got his second, Cook converted, Ben Knight was on the end of a reverse pass and Wells were seemingly back in control on thirty five points.
Two more converted tries from the home team brought them level. With just under ten minutes remaining. Charlie Willcox edged Wells ahead with a well taken try, but no panic from the hosts. Regaining the re-start Saracens went through the phases. Well over twenty and eventually the try came. Into added on time and more of the same with the same result and defeat for Wells by five points.
The two bonus points earned keeps Wells in ninth place in the league with just a home match against Winscombe to come this Saturday kick off 3pm. Winscombe, two places belowWells have two games to play and will be looking for at least one win to ensure their survival in the Western Counties League next season. Wells Seconds travel to Winscombe for their last game.