Rugby: Three wins on bounce as Tunbridge Wells show top form

Rugby: Debutant Williams shines but Tunbridge Wells fightback comes too late

TUNBRIDGE WELLS made it three wins in a row with an impressive display in Surrey.

A clever inside pass saw the home skipper Joe Garner burst through to score under the Wells posts on three minutes, Gareth Davies converting.

The visitors got on the scoreboard when Nick Doherty produced an inside pop pass to Christian Earle and the lock twisted through two tackles for a try on 19 minutes.

Frank Reynolds delicately fed an inside pass to the flying Ryan Taylor-Dennehy, who cut a super angled line to cross in the corner.

Four minutes later -Taylor-Dennehy made a 30-metre run, found Mike Hathaway on his inside shoulder and fed the flanker for the score.

A rolling maul saw the hosts’ Ash Williams burrow over two minutes before half-time.

Wells were back in the ascendancy straight from the kick-off and player-coach Dave Allen hit an unstoppable line to crash over under the posts.

Reynolds converted the ‘bonus point’ try and then slotted a penalty two minutes later.

On 55 minutes, Reynolds hit a wayward-looking ball at pace and ripped through the heart of the defence to dot down and then add his conversion.

A series of missed tackles saw Guildford’s Tom Devereaux cross for a try to make the score 19-34.

The outcome was settled on 67 minutes when Blaise Salle ran 25 metres before drawing the last defender and passing to his fellow wing Matt Spicer, who cruised over in the left corner.

A side-stepping run by Guildford’s Dan Paton saw him cross for a consolation bonus point.

Wells move up to an fifth place in London and South-East Premier Division.

They entertain fourth-placed Barnes at St Marks on Saturday (December 16, kick-off 2pm). 


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