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2nd XV - Match centre

Cheshunt 2nd
Welwyn 2nd
Full time
J Burns, O Di-Lieto, B Hunter, D Francis, H Di-Lieto, B Wiles
H Di-Lieto
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - Hertfordshire & Middlesex Rugby Merit Tables - Merit Table 1 Attendance 100

Cheshunt Match Report

The hills are alive, with the sound of Welwyn! Welwyn win in 34-19 away to Cheshunt in a closely fought contest.

Welwyn 2nd team travelled away to Cheshunt in high spirits after their win against Hemel Hempstead with another strong team.

Although… Welwyn wouldn’t have it all their own way. Cheshunt won the toss and decided to play up hill in the first half. Pre match the hill was a key talking point to ensure full advantage is taken going downhill. Welwyn kicked off down the slope. Ball in hand was the issue in the first half with dropped balls over the line, losing the ball in contact, perhaps some over confidence played a part.

Nevertheless Welwyn would score first with Brad Wiles crawling over the line with a less than glamorous try. The conversion was missed. 0-5. Welwyn scored again with Ben Hunter crashing over the line. 0-10. Cheshunt pulled one back to leave the game 7-10 at half time. A very poor first half performance from Welwyn in general and advantage lost with the second half going uphill. Welwyn, fully aware of how confident Cheshunt would need to step up a gear if there was any chance of taking the win.

With Welwyn as a club able to field all sides with substitutions, changes were made to ensure everyone gets a fair amount of game time and welcomed a club debut to Nial Parkash at 9. Welwyn started strongly uphill with the pack proving dominant and setting the standard in the scrum pushing Cheshunt back on most occasions. The front row, consisting of Ross Dolan, Matt Gray and Cameron Patey were excellent.
With Welwyn’s pack so dominant and the backs breaking the line, they were next to score with Joe Burns going over the line to take the lead 7-15.

Cheshunt would then go on to score 2 tries with a breakaway coming from an interception on Cheshunts own 5m line 19-15. Off the back of another attacking scrum Welwyn retook the lead with Ollie Di-Lieto crashing over the line with support from the other forwards. Fitness was key for Welwyn who then ran in their final 2 tries, one from Harry Di-Lieto the other from Dave Francis who when crossing the line decided to take the post with him.

Final score 34-19.

Welwyn face Hertford 3s at Hobbs Way Saturday 30th September. With three games at home including the VETS it’s sure to be another exciting day for the Welwyn Rangers.

Key moments

10:00
Try Joe Burns scores for Welwyn 2nd
20:00
Try Ollie Di-Lieto scores for Welwyn 2nd
30:00
Try Ben Hunter scores for Welwyn 2nd
50:00
Try David Francis scores for Welwyn 2nd
60:00
Try Harry Di-Lieto scores for Welwyn 2nd
60:00
Conversion Harry Di-Lieto kicks a conversion for Welwyn 2nd
70:00
Try Bradley Wiles scores for Welwyn 2nd

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Cameron Patey is awarded player of the match for Welwyn 2nd
70:00 Try 0 - 32
Bradley Wiles scores for Welwyn 2nd
60:00 Try 0 - 25
Harry Di-Lieto scores for Welwyn 2nd
60:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Harry Di-Lieto kicks a conversion for Welwyn 2nd
50:00 Try 0 - 20
David Francis scores for Welwyn 2nd
40:00 Sub On
Nial Parkash is substituted on for Welwyn 2nd
40:00 Sub On
Liam Scofield is substituted on for Welwyn 2nd
40:00 Sub On
Tom Griffiths is substituted on for Welwyn 2nd
End of period 1
30:00 Try 0 - 15
Ben Hunter scores for Welwyn 2nd
20:00 Try 0 - 10
Ollie Di-Lieto scores for Welwyn 2nd
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Joe Burns scores for Welwyn 2nd
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As it happened

  • Cheshunt 2nd
  • Welwyn 2nd
  • 0
  • Joe Burns Try 10:00'
  • Ollie Di-Lieto Try 20:00'
  • Ben Hunter Try 30:00'
  • Liam Scofield Sub On 40:00'
  • Nial Parkash Sub On 40:00'
  • Tom Griffiths Sub On 40:00'
  • David Francis Try 50:00'
  • Harry Di-Lieto Try 60:00'
  • Harry Di-Lieto Conversion 60:00'
  • Bradley Wiles Try 70:00'
  • Cameron Patey Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Wiles, Bradley Wiles, Bradley
Jenkins, Lee Jenkins, Lee
Elliott, Peter Elliott, Peter
Hunter, Ben Hunter, Ben
West, Chris West, Chris
Di-Lieto, Harry Di-Lieto, Harry
Ryan, Ross Ryan, Ross
Di-Lieto, Ollie Di-Lieto, Ollie
Francis, David Francis, David
Le Baigue, Thomas Le Baigue, Thomas
Burns, Joe Burns, Joe
Emery, Tom Emery, Tom
Dolan, Ross Dolan, Ross
Gray, Matthew Gray, Matthew
Patey, Cameron Patey, Cameron

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Ampthill Jets 8 39
2. Bedford Ath 2nd 8 39
3. Welwyn 2nd 8 34
4. Fullerians 2nd 8 32
5. Harpenden 2nd 8 30
6. H.Hempstead 2nd 8 30
7. Hertford 3rd 7 29

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