Brilliant Boro into last eight of the National Colts Cup

Action from Wellingborough's 27-21 win over Percy Park in the last 16 of the National Colts Cup. Picture by Sharon Lucey
Action from Wellingborough's 27-21 win over Percy Park in the last 16 of the National Colts Cup. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Wellingborough took another giant step towards booking a date at Twickenham as they sealed a place in the last eight of the National Colts Cup thanks to a 27-21 success over Percy Park.

A full house was on hand at Cut Throat Lane and they saw Connor Aldrich score the home side’s first try after seven minutes, which was converted by Ryan Mackie

An 10 minutes later Tom Bryan ran a great line from outside centre to score the second as Boro moved into a 12-0 lead.

The Percy Park pack put Wellingborough under pressure and their fly-half scored under the posts and converted his own try.

But the hosts ensured they had a 10-point advantage at the break when Ashley Elvers went over for an unconverted score.

Boro’s backs put together the best move of the match midway through the second half when Elvers fed Aiden McAvoy on the right wing for him to cut inside and put Aldrich in the clear to run in for his second try and make it 22-7.

The Wellingborough forwards were on top at this stage and clean ball and great handling by the backs put Harry Tarrant in for on the left wing to all-but end the contest at 27-7.

Boro made several substitutions at this point and seemed to take their foot off the gas. Percy Park never gave up and scored two unconverted tries in the last 10 minutes.

But it was not enough as Boro and their supporters were able to celebrate a spot in the quarter-finals.