Welsh coach hails character
London Welsh coach Lyn Jones says his team are learning all the time after securing their first-ever Premiership victory on Sunday.
Welsh had lost their opening two top-flight matches but bounced back in spirited fashion with a 25-24 home win over Exeter Chiefs. Tries from Luke Arscott and Matt Jess, both converted by Ignacio Mieres, gave Exeter an early 14-0 lead. Welsh were handed a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty try before Nick Scott intercepted Chris Whitehead's pass inside his own 22 to race clear and score. Gordon Ross' penalty put the hosts 15-14 ahead. Richard Baxter restored Chiefs' lead but, after an exchange of penalties, Ed Jackson's try cut the gap to a solitary point and Seb Jewell landed a match-winning conversion. "After having such a tough time against Leicester and at Harlequins, we've learned a lot about ourselves," said Jones. "We are delighted not just with the result but the performance was so much better. We didn't fold. We kept in there and took our opportunities. We showed a lot of character to come back."