Clevedon well beaten at second-placed Drybrook

PUBLISHED: 10:24 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 25 October 2017

Gary Carpenter.

Gary Carpenter.


A much-changed Clevedon side were defeat at second-placed Drybrook.

Drybrook 35 pts

Clevedon 5 pts

After a difficult start to the season, a trip to second-placed Drybrook was never going to be easy for a much-changed Clevedon side.

With high winds and horizontal rain, the Seasiders started well with an unconverted try for Blaise Bosley, after some good forward driving play. Drybrook replied with a converted try of their own, scored in a similar fashion.

For large periods Clevedon frustrated Drybrook, denying them any quality ball and once again out-scrummaging their Forest opponents.

Although the Seasiders had the lion’s share in the first half they could not turn pressure into points, making unforced errors in the red zones but they did go into the break holding their high flying hosts to 7-5.

The second half saw Drybrook score almost immediately from the first play, when a failure to secure a kick led to a converted try. Drybrook now turned the screw scoring two more converted tries and for the most part camped in the Clevedon half and some tremendous tackling from Jack Crewe, Harley Foley and Matt Fisher kept the scoreline down. Only in the final minutes did Drybrook add two more converted tries.

Head coach Nick Hill said: “With us struggling at the bottom and a visit to second-placed side you find out who really wants to play for Clevedon and the 18 players who made the trip battled all the way and showed tremendous grit, they were worthy winners but we gave them a hard game.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 09:34

Clevedon lost an entertaining encounter with Bridgwater, just missing out on a losing bonus point.

Read more
Wed, 09:33

Gordano returned to the top of the table after this derby success over Nailsea & Backwell.

Read more
Wed, 09:33

Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV passed the 100-point mark against a spirited Yate team.

Read more
Wed, 09:31

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete Giorgio Villis became the European Gi junior champion and runner-up in the No Gi championships.

Read more
Wed, 09:30

Clevedon Town striker Lucas Vowles scored his seventh goal in the last seven games to help his team to a 2-0 victory over Bridport.

Read more
Wed, 09:29

Nailsea & Tickenham returned from Taunton with all three points after defeating Staplegrove 7-1.

Read more
Wed, 09:29

A goal with the last kick of the game gave Portishead Town Ladies all three points at Chippenham.

Read more
Wed, 09:28

Portishead Town Girls Under-14s held league leaders Ilminster Town to a draw and then beat bottom club Bradley Stoke 12-0.

Read more
Wed, 09:27

Nailsea & Backwell Under-13s returned from Avonmouth with an emphatic victory.

Read more
Wed, 09:26

Portishead Juniors Under-12s reached the semi-finals of the Avon Youth League Cup after a 4-1 success over Whitchurch Sports.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications