RUGBY UNION - Old Leamingtonians remain joint-top with six-try success against Southam - The Leamington Observer

RUGBY UNION - Old Leamingtonians remain joint-top with six-try success against Southam

Leamington Editorial 1st Feb, 2022   0

LIAM WELLINGS ran in a hat-trick of tries as Old Leamingtonians claimed a 38-7 victory over local rivals Southam to remain joint-top of the table.


Wellings crossed for a treble with Callum Gosse touching down twice and Callum Semple opening the scoring in a six-try success.


The result leaves Old Leamingtonians in second place in the Midlands 3 West (South) table, level on points with leaders Ledbury.


And the home side took the lead on 10 minutes when Semple outpaced the retreating Southam defence before touching down with Bradley James converting.


Old Leamingtonians extended their lead when Gosse broke out from the back of the pack before exchanging passes and crossing for his first try of the afternoon.


The hosts had their third try when Wellings broke through a number of tackles before forcing his way over the line to send Old Leamingtonians into the break with a 19-0 lead.


And Wellings doubled his tally in the second period when he ran in from 40-metres out to finish underneath the posts.


However, Southam responded with a converted try of their own despite the touch judge flagging after a visiting player carried the ball into touch.


Old Leamingtonians struck again soon after to end any hopes of a comeback when number 8 Gosse scored out wide.


And hat-trick hero Wellings completed the scoring and his treble with a well-worked try in the corner.


Old Leamingtonians are next in action at home to Stoke Old Boys on Saturday, February 12 with kick-off at 2.15pm at The Crofts.


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