Nailsea & Backwell run in six tries at home

PUBLISHED: 14:57 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:57 08 March 2017

Greg Appleby.

Greg Appleby.


Nailsea & Backwell ran in six tries at home to Crewkerne and ran out comfortable winners.

Nailsea & Backwell 40 pts

Crewkerne 26 pts

After achieving a try bonus point last week against Weston, Nailsea & Backwell went on to score six tries in this week’s encounter with Crewkerne in a game which contained 10 tries overall.

Nailsea opened the try fest when winger Matt Hunt took a quick tap penalty to go over under the posts, Josh Collins converting. Soon after, captain Jamie Sullivan fed Mark Daniel who raced down the wing only to be the victim of a desperate cover tackle from Crewkerne near the line.

From the ensuing line-out Sullivan burgled the ball and crashed over for a try, well converted by Collins. Crewkerne, never a team to lie down, responded with two tries of their own.

On the half-hour, Nailsea’s Harvey Pike carried the ball up and when it was spun through the hands, winger James Cleave went over wide out. Collins made the conversion look easy to make the score 21-12.

Almost immediately after the restart from a line-out just in the Nailsea half, Sullivan fed winger Matt Hunt who exhibited great pace to run 50 metres to score the bonus point try, converted once again by Collins.

Once again though, Crewkerne responded with a try from their scrum half and just before the break, Nailsea were awarded several penalties close to the Crewkerne line and man of the match Pike crashed over, Collins converted to make the half-time score 35-19.

The third quarter of the game went scoreless, but then from a break by Luke Caswell the ball was moved to Greg Appleby who scored. Crewkerne, however, had the last word when their full-back, easily Crewkerne’s best runner, scored a converted try to make it 40-26 at the close.

This result saw Nailsea move to ninth in the league. On Saturday, Nailsea are away to neighbours Gordano.

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