High-flying Matson too strong for Gordano

PUBLISHED: 12:22 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 19 September 2018

Rugby ball.

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Gordano travelled to Matson and found the high-flying home side too strong.

Matson 36 pts

Gordano 17 pts

Gordano travelled to Gloucester for the first time this season to take on high-flying Matson.

The home side started quickly and scored two early tries, but as the half wore on Gordano got more ball and started to cause Matson some serious problems. After the pack wore down the home side, it opened up space for the backs and full back Noah Homes-McAdam snuck in at the corner for an unconverted try.

With five minutes of the half left, Gordano took the lead after winger Jack Last dodged the tacklers to score under the posts for a 10-12 lead.

With the home side playing down the hill, it wasn’t going to be easy for Gordano as they clearly upset the home coach as his team talk could be heard back in Bristol.

Matson used the wind and slope to their advantage and pinned Gordano on their line and scored three tries without answer.

Gordano didn’t let their heads drop and played some good rugby going up the hill and were rewarded with a try from flanker Jack Thomas. The visitors went looking for the bonus try but the time went against them and it ended up 36-17 to the home side.

Gordano in parts showed they could match if not better a side that last season were two leagues apart, but they still need to be more accurate with the ball.

On Saturday, Gordano are at home to unbeaten Midsomer Norton, kick-off 3pm.

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