Wells involved in some close encounters
THE new year started with a minute’s applause for the late Graham Laws, a club stalwart who had passed away just days before Christmas, and then it was down to business against high-flying Minehead Barbarians.
On a very heavy pitch and with the Wells pack in fine form they prevailed by just two points, Will Greenman’s excellent conversion kick from wide out proving the difference.
Next up was Weston-super-Mare Seconds at the seaside and an excellent display by the home team saw Wells go down by 33 points to 26. At least the consolation of two points. One for four tries and another for losing by less than seven points.
Home again for Old Redcliffians Seconds. Bottom of the table and a game where Wells were expected to romp home. Mud was in abundance however, and what a great leveller it turned out to be.
With the clock showing 80 minutes, up stepped Aaron Cook to strike a penalty kick between the posts for a narrow two-point win.
Wells making the running in the win against Old Redcliffians Seconds
The Second team, two losses to the top two teams, but a big win over local rivals Tor.
The Wells Colts have finished third in their league, losing by just a point to eventual winners, Midsomer Norton. They have some fine up-and-coming players with a good few already having made their First team debuts over the past months. The future looks bright.
• Picture top: Wells 1st XV players and coaches pictured before the game against Minehead Barbarians. Picture: Mike Nicholls