Clevedon slip to another league defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:05 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:05 15 November 2017

Dave Rawle.

Dave Rawle.

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A disputed try near the end of the match saw Clevedon slip to another defeat.

Clevedon 19 pts

Launceston 21 pts

This was another game that got away from Clevedon, who were hit early on when a poor clearance kick was punished with a try which was converted.

Clevedon’s defensive tackling was non existent and within minutes Launceston struck again when Clevedon’s tackling let them down.

So 14 points down, Clevedon regrouped and got into the game and were dominant in the scrums and as a result scored a pushover try by Dave Rawle, converted by Adam Coles.

Clevedon were now in the ascendency and a line-out move saw Brian Largenton break to hand onto skipper Matt Honour to score in the corner, leaving Clevedon 14-12 down at the break.

The second half saw Clevedon well in control, but unable to score due to some stout defence from the visitors. The home side’s scrummaging was their strength and after numerous scrums and penalties no yellow card was issued, but Joey Tucker managed to score in the corner. Coles converted with a superb kick to lead 19-14.

The last 10 minutes saw Clevedon defending stoutly, but Launceston had the last word with a disputed try which was converted for an away win.

On Saturday, Clevedon are home to Burnham in the Somerset Cup, kick-off 2pm, with a vice-president’s lunch at 1pm.

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