18th Oct, 2019

Old Leamingtonians make it two from two in Midlands 3 West (South)

Ben Tyler 25th Sep, 2019

OLD Leamingtonians stormed to another convincing victory in Midlands 3 West (South) after humbling Coventry Welsh 45-19.

The result puts OL top of the pile after two games played, with the hosts claiming a six-try haul at Bericote Road.

Starting the afternoon as they intended to go on, the hosts found themselves camped inside the Coventry half in the build up to an eighth-minute opener from winger Callum Semple.

With the effort converted, the score prompted Old Leams to double their lead two minutes later.

Bradley James raced through to the try line from 40 metres out, before converting his own try to put the hosts 14 points up.

Winger Liam Wellings extended the lead five minutes later for the third converted score of the game, with James extending the lead with a 40-metre penalty.

Welsh finally announced themselves in the game with the last score of the half, hitting back with a converted try to reduce the deficit to 17 points.

Coventry had the upper hand after the restart, but were unable to make their possession count as OL countered and recorded converted try number four through Henry Reynolds.

The visitors, to their credit, continued to battle away in search of a response, but instead fell further behind thanks to a lung-busting run from Wellings for his second converted score of the afternoon.

Welsh hit back with two tries in the space of five minutes as a reward for their second-half play, though wing forward Andrew O’Toole had the final laugh when finishing off the scoring with try number six.

Old Leamingtonians return to action with a trip to Ledbury on Saturday October 5.

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