RUGBY: Trowbridge 26 Wells 21
3:23pm Tuesday 15th April 2014 in Latest Sport News
TROWBRIDGE booked a home Southern Counties promotion play-off against Aylesbury a week tomorrow as they claimed a well-deserved victory over champions Wells.
Steve Ojomoh’s men, who travel to Guildford for Saturday’s RFU Intermediate Cup semi final, were dominated in the scrum Trowbridge made their presence felt from the start pushing the lighter visitors pack around and dominating the set scrums and lineouts.
Wells opened the scoring with an Aaron Cook penalty and a second Cook effort extended the advantage until moments before half time.
Trowbridge responded with a pushover try from Adam Sullivan, Lloyd Davis conversion to leave Wells a point clear.
With the elements in their favour, the home side forced Wells back with long touch kicks from Davis.
A powerful push over the Wells try line allowed Dave Martin to score a try, Davis adding the extras to put the home side in front for the first time.
This was followed almost from the restart with a good try from Jackson Szabo, rounding the defence at pace to score near the posts, giving Davis a simple conversion.
Wells stepped up a gear and, from an Aaron Cook crosskick, put Stefan Davies in for their first try out wide.
Trowbridge fought back by again pinning the visitors back in their own 22.
The final try was scored by prop Sam Edwards from another pushover, Davis again adding the conversion.
Not to be outplayed, Wells forced their way back into the game with tries from Ben Knight and Cook, who missed both conversions in a tense last quarter.
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