Nailsea dominate up front to win local battle in poor conditions

PUBLISHED: 12:06 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 14 February 2018

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Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV emerged winners in the local derby against Winscombe.

Winscombe 3rd XV 10 pts

Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV 31 pts

Due to the recent wet weather and last week’s postponement everyone was keen to play rugby.

On a very wet Winscombe pitch, both teams battled hard to play quality rugby. The first 25 minutes were stalemate with the Winscombe defence holding strong.

Winscombe opened the scoring taking advantage of poor Nailsea decisions in their own 22. The visitors replied with several strong phases and Liam Harris crashed over from close in, Josh Collins adding the extras.

After having a try disallowed, Nailsea scored again just before the break when Greg Appleby touched down to make the score 12-5.

After the break, a scrum on halfway allowed Cory Love to feed Liam Harris whose pinpoint kick hit the Winscombe line just as the sprinting Ryy Love slid past the defence to touch down, Collins added the extras for a 19-5 lead.

With Nailsea now dominating in the line-out, hooker Louis Wait again found the dominant Mike Frohlich who took clean ball which was mauled to the back allowing Steve Gillard to crash over, Collins again added the extras.

Winscombe battled hard and scored their second to put pressure back on the visitors. With less than 10 minutes remaining, Nailsea took a Winscombe scrum against the head, allowing No 8 Appleby to break through but he was held up just short.

However, quick ball was moved wide by Harris to Josh Le Ouedec who sprinted in to finish the game with a bonus point 31-10 win.

Man of the match was shared by the tireless pack leader Steve Gillard and scrum-half Cory Love, whose second half decisions and box kicks continually pinned Winscombe in their own 22.

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