Bridgnorth 3rds 46-29 Welshpool 2nds
Promising signs in entertaining friendly
Welshpool's Second team played on the same day as their First team for the first time since April 2014, and enjoyed an entertaining trip to Bridgnorth 3rds, despite going down 46-29.
Debutant Michael Humphreys opened the scoring with a try to give the visitors an unexpected lead, before the home side struck back with two tries to make the score 10-5 in their favour. Welshpool responded with a try for Ryan Griffiths, before a further two tries for Bridgnorth gave them a 22-10 lead at the break.
Humphreys was on the score sheet again as he went over for his second try, which he also converted, putting the game in the balance at 22-17. Bridgnorth put matters beyond doubt with a pair of tries extended their lead to 36-17. Hooker Lawrence Davies brought Welshpool back into the game with a try, again converted by Humphreys, whilst Bridgnorth again extended their lead with a try. Ryan Griffiths went over from close range to score his second, but Bridgnorth were not finished, getting the last laugh with a final try of their own.
Welshpool: Barry Williams, Russell Powell, Ryan Griffiths, Michael Humphreys, Lewis Roberts, Declan Price
Tries: Michael Humphreys (2), Ryan Griffiths (2), Lawrence Davies
Conversions: Michael Humphreys (2)