Withies’ Wales ace on comeback trail

PUBLISHED: 17:01 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 10 June 2010

Buckfastleigh 0pts, Withycombe II 33 Club Match - Withycombe used a low-key second team match to get former Wales U19 star Neil Williams playing again after an injury lay-off and he didn t disappoint.

Buckfastleigh 0pts, Withycombe II 33 Club Match - Withycombe used a low-key second team match to get former Wales U19 star Neil Williams playing again after an injury lay-off and he didn't disappoint.

Having a run out at scrum-half, not his normal position, Williams not only stretched his legs he also darted in for a try.

Withies are keen to have Williams back in action for their Western Counties relegation decider against Hayle on Saturday week.

Withycombe's other tries went two each to James Nunn and Matt Petrowski.

Jake Muskett kicked two conversions and there was one each for Nunn and skipper Tom Leyton, who later went off injured after taking a knock on the head.

Withies had the edge in almost every department - particularly numbers!

The Ramblers started with 15 men, finished with 13 and lost full-back Sam Davis during proceedings with an injury that is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season.

Exmouth are hoping for better luck with the weather on Saturday when they are due to replay their Rhino Devon Senior Cup semi-final against holders Torquay Athletic.

Last Saturday's downpour left Cockles officials with no choice other than to call the game off - even though the bar was filling up with sponsors at the time.

Kick-off time - weather permitting - is 3pm.

Meanwhile, there should be veterans' action at the Imperial Ground on Saturday when the annual O35s' tournament takes place.

Among the teams taking part, other than Exmouth, are Crediton, Okehampton, Ivybridge and Totnes. Start time is noon. The final is around 4.30pm.


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