Wells Under 16s reach county rugby final
WELLS Under 16s team have reached the final of the Somerset Under 16 Cup.
The final is due to be played against Walcott on April 26 when all three junior finals will take place, presumably at the Recreation Ground in Bath, but this is still to be confirmed.
The weather in recent weeks has not been helpful, first Ciara and then Dennis have paid flying visits bringing disruption to the fixtures.
Besides the two senior teams, there are over 200 mini and junior players and three girls’ teams all wanting to play. With just two pitches alongside the clubhouse at Charter Way, plus a couple of others without proper facilities a short distance away, it has become a logistical nightmare.
On the playing front the First team have only played two matches, a heavy loss at Oldfield, although the team as a whole played well, and a fine bonus point win at home to St Bernadette’s Old Boys. In the latter match the Wells squad contained five members of the Colts team.
The Second team have managed only one match, amazingly played on the same weekend as Dennis struck and on one of the few fit pitches in the county. The ground at St Cuthbert’s Mill was deemed fit and an excellent, entertaining game was played in front of a soaked and windswept, but enthusiastic crowd.
Wells snatched victory with their second try late in the game, the visitors, Wiveliscombe 2nds, having scored a try and a penalty leaving a final score of 10-8.
• Picture of Wells 2nds in action against Wiveliscombe 2nds in a game played when Storm Dennis hit by Paul Nicholls