Wellington 1st XV 38-12 Taunton Warriors XV

WITH the league campaign now completed The Chiefs welcomed Taunton Warriors to The Athletic Ground last Saturday in the opening pool match of the Somerset Cup.

A youthful looking Warriors squad, that contained a sprinkling of players who have gained experience with The Titans this season, played their part in an highly entertaining game in front of a large crowd but on the day The Chiefs were too strong running out winners 38-12.

Captain Danny Lee opened the scoring for The Chiefs, exploiting a defence lapse by The Warriors to power over for try, Alex Davey added the extras.

The Warriors evened the scores shortly afterwards with a converted try and it wasn’t until the final minutes of the half that The Chiefs regained the lead when Corey Jenkinson finished off a wonderful attacking move for a try that was again converted by Davey - Halftime score 14-7 to The Chiefs.

Playing towards the clubhouse in the 2nd half The Chiefs took a grip on proceedings going onto dominate territory, possession and the score board. Jack Richards muscled his way over for a try which was once more converted by Davey.

Soon after, following a elongated period of pressure George Hodgson crossed for a brace of unconverted tries that put the result of the game beyond any doubt.

The Warriors did not give up the fight crossing for an throughly deserved excellent unconverted team try to reduce the arrears.

Not to be undone The Chiefs went back on the offensive, the ball found its way to George Hodgson whose twinkling feet evaded would be tacklers before unselfishly passing to ex-captain Paddy Jarman for the last try of match.

With Davey off the field Dan Goldstone stepped up to add the extras - full time 38-12 to The Chiefs.

Next week The Chiefs welcome Weston-Super-Mare to The Athletic Ground in the next instalment in pool B of the Somerset Cup - KO 3pm.

The 2nd XV welcome local neighbours Wyvern, match will be played on the Beech Grove Field, in opening fixture in the Somerset Vase - KO 2pm.