With intermittent rain throughout the afternoon, a hardy band of supporteres watched some great rugby from two strong Colts' sides. Visitors Walsall had the same track record as Wolverhampton, having lost only one match in the North Mids Colts League this season. They lay in second place due only to Wolverhampton having gained two more bonus points during the competition.
Walsall the lead, as 30 yards out from their own line they gave away a penalty; and Walsall slotted the kick between the posts to take the score to 7-8, which is where it remained until half time.
The team talk at half time did the trick, and eight minutes into the second half Ed Atkins
worked his way over the line to put Wolves back ahead. Again, Will Jones
converted to give Wolves a six point cushion.
It was then Walsall's turn to have their discipline let them down, as they handed two penalties to Wolves that Will Jones
kicked home to double the lead to twelve points.
Both sides kept the pressure on each other, with posession constantly changing; but in the dying minutes of the match Wolves again forced their way to the Walsall line to see Tom Chard
make it a brace, and seal the game as a 25-8 win for the home side.
Thanks go to the referee, Phil Harrison of SRUSR, and to the kitchen and bar staff who looked after the teams post match. Well done to Bill Jones
managing to drink his birthday cocktail; and comiserations to Walsall for losing the boat race.