Biggest loss of the season for the Seasiders

PUBLISHED: 12:37 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 06 December 2017

Jack Crew.

Jack Crew.

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Clevedon suffered their biggest loss of the season at home to Newent.

Clevedon 17 pts

Newent 55 pts

Clevedon suffered their biggest loss this season with a less than impressive performance against a well-drilled Newent side.

The opening 20 minutes were equal with both sides sharing the possession. The first score of the game came when Clevedon were attacking deep in the Newent half and the ball was stripped off them, allowing the visitors to run the length of the pitch evading some half hearted tackles to score a try.

Their lead was increased when the Newent scrum-half breezed down the blindside to score another try. Clevedon’s line-out was functioning well and had the edge in the scrums.

However, their ball retention was poor and Newent scored another two converted tries from turnovers and with minutes left in the half, a poor clearance kick was ran back with interest for Newent to score a converted try for a 31-0 lead at the break.

Straight from the kick-off, Newent struck again when quick recycled ball and poor tackling allowed them to score a try. The Seasiders finally replied with a try of their own when their dominant scrum allowed Harvey Russell to score a try, converted by Adam Coles.

Newent scored again when a spilled ball in the midfield gifted them another converted try. The Forest team scored another two more tries before Clevedon mounted a mini revival when again from good forward play, Rhys Talbot scored on the blindside.

Joe Tucker followed suit moments later with a try of his own. The last minutes of the game saw Clevedon striving for a bonus point try, but sadly it was not to be.

Head coach Nick Hill commented it was a disappointing afternoon, we cannot lose 14 turnovers and give any side in this league a 31-point head start that said we will keep working hard.

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