- Harry Sheil try and Tom Curtis conversion helped Sedbergh beat Wellington
- The victory meant Sedbergh retained their SOCS Daily Mail School Trophy
- They are also 12 games unbeaten with just one more Trophy game to play
Sedbergh produced the move of champions to retain the SOCS Daily Mail Trophy in stunning fashion against rivals Wellington College.
A touchline conversion by Tom Curtis earned a 17-15 win at windswept Broadstreet on Wednesday evening following a try by substitute back Harry Sheil.
The win stretches Sedbergh's unbeaten campaign to 12 games with one Trophy game to play next Wednesday, at home to Millfield.
Sedbergh's success has given them an unassailable advantage of 7.52 points per match over second-placed Rugby School who are averaging 6.21 points in this merit-table based competition.
Sedbergh, who had beaten Woodhouse Grove, the 2013 champions, 35-12, on Saturday, were never allowed to settle in this annual floodlit contest staged at the Broadstreet club near Coventry.
Wellington had pounced on mistakes to build a 15-7 lead through tries from Fin Rossiter and Fin Baxter plus Will Sinfield's goal kicks.
However, Wellington failed to take second-half chances before Sedbergh fought back triggered by a Curtis penalty.
The penalty reduced the margin to 15-10 and Sedbergh set up the crucial try by Sheil from the kick off following breaks by George Barber and Will Haydon-Wood.
To cap the move it left Curtis, who had previously kicked five from five against Woodhouse Grove, to land the conversion from the left touchline.
Wellington were left dejected at the narrow margin though coach Dan Richards conceded: "We played very well but you can never discount Sedbergh."
Wellington lost ground on Sedbergh when losing to Millfield in October and Harrow last week.
Those defeats wrecked hopes of a fourth title in this national competition sponsored by SOCS, the school management system.
Stamford were 21-7 down when they staged a remarkable display to earn an impressive win
While Sedbergh have maintained consistency, their rivals have slipped up. Second-placed Rugby School stumbled when losing at Stamford, 31-21.
Stamford overcame a 21-7 deficit to earn a notable win thanks to tries from Bobby Singer, Paddy Harrington, Ciaran Calnan, Lochlan Dudley and Lodi Buijis.
The Lincolnshire school continued the good form by beating St Albans last Saturday, 32-14.
Brighton College are another team finishing the term on a high after posting a fourth successive win, 26-10 against John Fisher. Centre Alex Bushell contributed three tries.
Having played eight SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy games, Stamford are 39th in the table
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