Plymouth Albion’s Colts side put in a fantastic effort on Saturday afternoon as Wellington came out 22-5 winners.
Wellington started well with a penalty in the first half, but the away response was strong; Zak Mussa powering through the defence to score a superb try.
Uncontested scrums were forced by an injury to a Wellington prop, before Albion Scrum-Half Ayden Cutland went off injured with a knock to the head.
Albion’s endeavour was unquestionable in the second period, and they almost got in more than once to put more points on the board – strong defending from Wellington kept them at bay though.
Ultimately, three second half tries from Wellington – two of them exquisite breaks down the left wing – earned the hosts victory at the Athletic Ground.
Back row Alex Farley took the positives from a courageous display. “It was unlucky, I’m really proud of the boys,” he said. “We just kept going. We played extremely well in the first half.
“I’m extremely proud of the team. I’ve been with a while. We’ve had a good season and a really good start to the year. We’re disappointed with the score today but we’ve got something to build on from here.”
Zak Mussa, Ethan Tioship, Toby Wotton, Matthew Franklin, Josh Coelho, Evan McCan, Harrison Polle, Alex Farley, Ayden Cutland, Jacob Chapman, Josh Blade, Ethan Deane, Connor Measor, Josh Measor
Replacements: Josh Tucker, Koby Stone, Sol Casey, Ollie Richards