Clevedon RFC director of rugby Tony Dauncey said leaving it to the last play of the game will not always work in their favour after his side's defeat by Nailsea & Backwell in the North Somerset Derby last Saturday.

The Ravens were leading 29-26 with 10 minutes to go but the Seasiders couldn’t get over the line to steal victory.

Dauncey said Clevedon were in the “same position” at Midsomer Norton the previous week after they were 34-31 down before Matt Fisher’s last minute try sealed victory.

But there was no repeat as Nailsea & Backwell held on to record their fifth successive bonus point win in Counties 1 Tribute Western North.

“It was a good local Derby, it was always going to be tough, they are top of the league,” Dauncey said.

“But if you leave it to the last play of the game every week, it's not always going to work in your favour. We're in the same position last week where we had to push them over or score from a scrum five-yards-out to win. Last week we did it. This week we didn't.

“On another day, the referee might have interpreted it a little bit different, but it wasn't our day.”

Despite the defeat Dauncey remained upbeat on what was a “fantastic day for the club.”

Before the game children made a tunnel for the players and representatives from his side, Nailsea & Backwell and Yatton were all representing Her Game.

But Dauncey added that he was left disappointed that his side couldn’t get the triumph.

“It was a fantastic day for the club,” he added.

“We had all the kids out there in their new one-club training T-shirts. They made a tunnel for the players to come out.

“It was awesome and ironically, the new combination of Her Girl teams between Clevedon Nailsea and Yatton, were here before the game, which again is fantastic for local rugby.

“We had a young Clevedon side who, if we're honest, Nailsea are two years further on in their evolution than us.

“We pushed more weight last year. They came here, beat us 24-7 early in the season and this year, another interpretation of the laws and we come away with a win.

“But I'm disappointed. I always want to win. We gifted them a few points and they took him. The boys are great. The boys are working hard, but the boys are young and we're making mistakes that young boys make."