Counties 2 Tribute Somerset: Oldfield Old Boys 3-24 Taunton Warriors

TAUNTON Warriors extended their unbeaten start to the season to seven matches at the weekend as they defeated Oldfield Old Boys.

In the match played away from home, Taunton won 24-3 against an Oldfield side that put up a strong fight.

This was not the usual flowing, fast-paced game from the Warriors although they had over 70% of the possession, if we average it out through the game there was a penalty awarded in just under every two minutes of the game with Oldfield conceding 27 and the Warriors 15.

This dominance should have resulted in a big score but on the halftime whistle the Warriors only had a 5-point lead which came from and interception by Luke Bralsford who had sufficient pace to speed over for the try. 

Whilst after the break Oldfield did have some good possession, the Warriors defence held solid. It took eighteen minutes of the second half before Luke Bralsford crashed over from the Warriors maul to extend the lead to twelve points. 

Just two minutes later the Warriors gave away a penalty which Oldfield converted to give them three points on the board. 

Almost from the re-start Oldfield pressed but they had not allowed for the awareness of the Warriors centre Jeremy Tuima who intercepted their pass and completely outpaced the Oldfield chasers to score the try which Josh Guest converted.

This 16-point cushion could have been added too but penalties were awarded as opposed to the advantage being played which must not be construed as a criticism. 

The Warriors stuck to their task and the fourth and bonus point try came just before the final whistle.

The team and Taunton gave a very warm welcome to Jeremy Tuima playing in the centre who showed tremendous potential and pace. 

It was a hard-fought game under very wet and difficult conditions which the team adapted too and got a thoroughly deserved 5 league points win.

The next game is against Chew Valley 2nd XV, at home, who have also won all of their games and sit just 1 point behind the Warriors in the league. 

This coincides with the Chinnor game, however the Warriors will kick off at 2.30pm and the Titans at 3pm so why not come down early and give the players of the future, as well as some oldies, your rousing support to keep them on top of the league.