Wanderers young guns shine in rain

By Alyn Humphries | 14/09/2017



On a night of shocking weather the Young Welsh Guards and Wanderers teams served up some real entertainment for the small crowd. Despite a bar of soap as a ball both teams showed a willingness to throw caution to the wind and run the ball when the chance arose. The Guards were first out of the blocks driving at the heart of the Wanderers defence they surged ahead to a 12-0 lead after two tries one of which was converted. The Young Wanderers side started to get into their stride and after a break by new outside half Rob Jones, Myles Churcher crashed over under the posts 12-5. Just before the half time break the Wanderers narrowed the margin after a surge by number 8 Jose kabila. The ball was recycled and "Duracell" Jones was on hand to crash over making the score 12-10 at the break. 

In deteriorating conditions both sides continued to entertain with some strong running from the Guards forwards and backs. They went further ahead with their third try 17-10 but as both sides rotated their squad the home side started to get a period of pressure. With Luke Fish (aptly named in the conditions) on to bring some bulk to the side, the Wanderers gained the ascendancy and after a break by Fish "Duracell" Jones was on hand to score his second try. Fish converted 17-17. With injury time running out and most supporters having baled out into lifeboats the Wanderers rounded off a great comeback when Jacob "La-La" Laroche crashed over with the last swim of the day.  Fish converted and both sides hurried into the extra cold character building showers courtesy of Steve "the boiler" Charles. Final score 24-17. 

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