Second team pass 100-point mark against Yate
PUBLISHED: 09:33 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:33 17 January 2018
Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV passed the 100-point mark against a spirited Yate team.
Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV 106 pts
Yate 1st XV 8 pts
The second XV returned to league rugby with this emphatic 106-8 victory over Yate.
From the opening phase, Josh Collins kicked a penalty to the corner and from the resulting line-out the maul was secured and Adam Grafton peeled off to open the scoring, with Josh Collins adding the extras.
Shortly after Will Marley crashed through the middle setting up quick ball which was spread wide through the hands with Josh Le Ouedec finishing the move in the corner. Straight from the kick-off, N&B again moved the ball wide to Harry Marshall for another Collins converted try.
Marshall sprinted in from 60 metres to score the bonus point try with Collins adding the extras and soon after Marshall offloaded to Harvey Flower to score from halfway, Collins again added the extras.
The fifth try came after good forwards and backs interplay and Ben Perfect broke through the middle to cross the line.
Yate regathered and as the game was uncontested scrums, the visitors turned territory into points with their only try scored from a blindside move. Nailsea replied with further tries through Le Ouedec and Will Marley for a 52-8 half-time lead.
N&B made changes emptying the bench but never weakened as they dominated the second half with further tries through Perfect and then Collins grabbing a try of his own, before Perfect again breached the defence for his hat-trick.
A moment of brilliance came when Collins’ crossfield kick was perfectly placed for Dom Gordon to gather and crash over out wide. Next up captain Ryan Love showed his strength to crash through for another.
Although Yate never gave up and continued to play with pride, the game was finished off with another Le Ouedec try for his hat-trick and two Flower tries, who fully deserved his hat-trick.
Man of the match went to young Colt Will Marley, who just shaded the tireless Steve Izod.