Gordano defeat second-placed Imperial

PUBLISHED: 11:27 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:27 01 November 2017

Rugby.

Rugby.

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Gordano enjoyed a hard-fought victory over second-placed Imperial as Caswell Lane.

After a week off, Gordano were back in league action against second-placed Imperial at Caswell Lane.

Imperial brought down their abrasive pack who were keen to scrum at every opportunity. Gordano started poorly and Imperial kept the ball up front and crossed the line first. They should of had a second try but the winger dropped the ball over the line.

Gordano forced an error which was pounced on and kicked though until Joe Rowsell touched down, converted by Sam Hodge. Gordano started to play some rugby and caused problems all over the park.

The hosts scored a second though Alex Walder after a chip and chase, once again converted by Hodge. The first half finished with Gordano on top and a third try scored thought a training ground move from the backs, putting Noah Holmes-McAdam in and again covered by Hodge for a 21-5 lead.

Gordano started the second half well and were gifted an easy three points, but playing into the wind was always going to be hard work. Good defence kept Imperial at bay for most of the half and only one try was let in.

With Imperial fading, Gordano started to open more holes and after great work by Walder and Holmes-McAdam, it was Hodge who finished of the game with seven points of his own to make the final score 31-10.

It was not always a pretty game, but to get a bonus point win against a league rivals is a great result. The Mark’s Barbers man of the match was Dwaine Southall. Things don’t get any easier in the league with the long trip to Minehead on Saturday.

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