Nailsea & Backwell run out comfortable winners

PUBLISHED: 10:20 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 25 October 2017

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Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV ran out comfortable winners against Old Bristolians thanks to a strong second half performance.

Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV 38 pts

Old Bristolians 3rd XV 7 pts

A strong second half performance from Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV saw them run out comfortable winners against Old Bristolians.

The visitors took the lead with a converted try under the posts, but Nailsea hit back with a well-worked team try, running the ball out from their 22, through both forwards and backs before releasing Sam Bigley to take the plaudits under the posts, converted by Josh Collins who had a great afternoon with the boot in swirling conditions.

A further penalty saw the home side turnaround 10-7 up at the break.

The second half saw Nailsea run in 28 unanswered points. First to score was wing Reece Hulland, finally able to showcase his pace and step to go over, again converted.

With captain Ryy Love, making some telling runs and using his subs tactically, fresh legs upped the ante, and it was inevitable when the evergreen Mat Stone received the ball at pace 20 yards out that he wasn’t going to be stopped going over.

Shortly after Josh Collins received the ball 10 yards out and got himself on the score sheet under the post and dropped kicked his own conversion.

Now in the ascendancy, the final try went to Bigley who gathered a beautifully struck crossfield kick on the opposition’s 22 before popping it down out wide, and despite the angle and wind, Collins once again slotted it over for the extras.

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