Warminster Colts narrowly beaten on first outing
By Jimmy Rees
Warminster's Colts saw their first outing taking them to Devizes on a very wet and windy Friday evening.
The first half saw them start very well maintaining a structure that was on par with the more experienced Devizes side. The home opened the score with a break down the centre which was easily converted. Warminster gathered with the centres tying up their opposition allowing Ewan McLundie using the width of the field to place the ball over the line; unfortunately the kick from the 5 yard line in heavy wind proved to difficult to convert. Despite some great defending the home team then managed to break push over a try using the weight of their experienced forwards, this however was not converted. Warminster again responded with a mercurial break down through the centre of the field by Felix Sheves for an excellent try under the posts; this was easily converted by Judah Vasu leaving the match level at 12:12 at half time.
The second half started badly for Warminster with the opposition not allowing them to play out their game plan and dominating the centre of the field. With some tired legs, cramp and a key player coming off injured the visitors were soon trailing by another 3 tries and a conversion. I finally rally in the last ten minutes by Warminster saw them doggedly keep position in the oppositions 22 however despite a number of attempts were unable to ground the ball over the touchline, this was capped by Nathan Brown's final effort and despite clearly crossing the line was unable to ground the ball after which the ref called time.
A good first time out for the recently reformed colts with some great individual efforts. Final score 29:12