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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Bedford Blues
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conversion is missed, but Welsh win 29-11
Welsh strike again as Jewell pounces on a handling error to score
Robinson misses conversion, but Welsh lead 24-11
Nick Scott goes over in the corner
Ten minutes left here. Welsh need a big push to secure the bonus-point win.
The game has gone slightly flat for the moment, while Bedford are even awarded a scrum penalty
Pritchard slots a penalty to make it 19-11
Bedford threaten through wing Patrick Tapley, but he is just stopped by Jewell
Robinson converts for 19-8
Tom May goes over for Welsh's third try
The second half begins with another scrum penalty to Welsh
Here we go again
That was a much better end to the half for Welsh, but the game remains in the balance.
It's Welsh 12, Bedford 8
Robinson converts for 12-8
Referee Darren Gamage awards Welsh a penalty try
Welsh are ending the half with an attacking scrum
Nick Scott enjoys a good break into Bedford's 22, but Welsh can't take advantage
And this time he slots it for 8-5
Pritchard lines up a penalty
Robinson misses the conversion, so it is 5-5
Welsh finally get a move together and Seb Jewell scores in the corner
The Exiles' kicking has been poor, exemplified by Will Robinson's last attempted up and under.
This is not going according to plan for Welsh, who lack urgency. There is at least plenty of time to improve
But he is off target again
Pritchard lines up another penalty
Bedford have clearly come to play. Welsh need to tighten up their game.
Pritchard misses the conversion, but Welsh were caught napping there
Pritchard goes over for a try on the counter attack. Welsh 0, Bedford 5
Pritchard's effort drifts wide in the wind
This time Bedford win a scrum penalty and captain James Pritchard will kick for goal.
But they win a penalty and clear
Welsh are immediately under pressure after knocking on in their own 22
Here we go
Kick-off is now two minutes away and the rain is lashing down. Hopefully, fans will be treated to another try fest as witnessed on the Exiles' last visit here - the 47-16 hammering of Rotherham
At my first rugby match! London Welsh vs Bedford Blues 🏉— @JoDavies93 23 March 2014
Welsh beat Bedford in the opening game of the season at Allianz Park, but lost at Goldington Road in November. They have a chance to avenge that today against opponents whose form has been very mixed this season.
London Welsh could go top again this afternoon if they beat Bedford and leaders Bristol go down at Leeds Carnegie. Another home win for the Exiles would keep them in second spot and increase their chances of making the top four.
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Kick-off is at 2.30pm. Here are the teams.
London Welsh: Jewell, Stegmann, May (capt), Parker, Scott, Robinson, R Lewis, Bristow, Morris, Tideswell, West, P Browne, D Browne, Kirwan, Stedman.
Reps: Davis, Hepburn, Ryan, Nimmo, Quill, Cook, Awcock.
Bedford Blues: Pritchard (capt), Tapley, Le Bourgeois, Atkinson, Hircock, Fenner, Veenendaal, Auterac, Clare, Gilardon-Paz, Tupai, Wells, Gillanders, Fox, Fenton-Wells.
Reps: Harris, Steenkamp, Cooper, Howard, Barrell, Peck, Burke.
London Welsh return to the Kassam Stadium today for the first time since February 9, seeking to continue their progress towards a play-off spot.
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