Clevedon RFC left it late after Matt Fisher’s last minute try helped the Seasiders pick up a morale boosting 36-34 win at Midsomer Norton in the Counties 1 Tribute Western North last Saturday.

Clevedon fell behind as the hosts, buoyed by a large crowd, spotted a huge gap and Max Meacham walked through. And just 60 seconds later an ambitious pass was picked up by Rob Viol as Clevedon found themselves 12-0 down.

Clevedon then worked their way up the field, and Ethan Thomas ghosted in to close the scores to 12-7, with Archie Birbeck adding the extras.

Clevedon's Cameron Wingrove then ghosted through a gap to cross from 20 yards to make it 14-12 to Clevedon.

McGuigan saw yellow after halting a quick tap penalty and Midsomer Norton then rubbed salt into their wounds as David Sawkins went over to make it 19-14. 

And with half-time approaching Clevedon hit back. A scrum five-yards-out was stopped illegally by the hosts and a quick tap penalty saw Fisher force the ball over the line to make it 19-19 at half-time.

Clevedon were immediately dealt a blow when a speculative kick wasn’t cleared and Midsomer Norton crossed over in the first minute through Luke Williams.

Clevedon earned a penalty and George Angel won the ball from a Seasiders line-out and Tom O’Connell was on hand to score from the drive.

Clevedon's Brian Largenton then crashed over to stretch the visitors lead before they suffered a blow, with Joey Tucker succumbing to a hamstring tear with the line at his mercy.

Clevedon earned the chance to close the game out, however, Fisher was held up over the line and from the resultant phases the hosts came back to level the scores in the 72nd minute through Kieron Humphries.

With seven minutes to go it looked like the Seasiders had blown it as captain Charlie Tucker left the field injured, Kipp Commrie saw yellow and from the resulting penalty by Tom Rideout, Midsomer Norton went 34- 31 ahead. 

However, a kick from Thomas saw Rory McGuigan and Blaise Bosley force a penalty deep into the opposition half, a draw didn’t appeal to the boys in blue and gold.

From the resulting scrum, Largenton at eight and deep into injury time Clevedon's pack marched Norton over their own tryline and Fisher was on hand to touch down to spark jubilant scenes and earn the Seaiders five points.

Clevedon face table toppers Nailsea & Backwell at the Vale this Saturday.