Clevedon's home match with Gordano will be 'hugely proud moment' for Owen

Action from Clevedon RFC's game at Winscombe RFC.

Action from Clevedon RFC's game at Winscombe RFC. - Credit: Josh Thomas

Clevedon RFC's Director of Rugby, David Owen, said Saturday's match with Gordano will be a "hugely proud moment", in what will be club's first match in 18 months at Coleridge Vale Playing Fields.

Clevedon are yet to win this season after defeats in their first two games at Cleve and Winscombe RFC, but Owen believes in his side to turn it around.

Clevedon RFC's Jack Crew scores at Winscombe RFC.

Clevedon RFC's Jack Crew powers over for their try of the afternoon at Winscombe RFC. - Credit: Josh Thomas

"I couldn’t be looking forward to it any more really, when we got the fixture list and we had two away games initially, especially against two really strong teams we knew we would be up against it," Owen said.

"Gordano are always going to be a strong side, it’s always going to be a local derby but we are going to train hard this week and we are going to get our game plan slightly more sorted. We are going to be more clinical in terms of certain areas and we are going to do all we can for a four point win."

Owen was appointed the Club's Director of Rugby last summer to fill the role left behind by Nick Hill.


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However, Owen admitted he couldn't "sum up" his emotions ahead of Gordano, saying there has been a "mixture of frustration and whole manner of things" but it is one he is looking forward to.

Clevedon RFC's captain Brian Largenton after their game at Winscombe RFC.

Clevedon RFC's captain Brian Largenton after their game at Winscombe RFC. - Credit: Josh Thomas

"I’m really hoping there will be a packed Vale next week full of Clevedon supporters wanting to see the first home win for a long time," he added.

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"It will be a hugely proud moment for me I’m fully aware that leading up to the game I will have a lot of nerves, I certainly won’t sleep on the Friday night but I’m going to put faith in my players to execute our game plans to the best we can, to want the win, to learn from (Saturday) and take that into next week.

"It’s been a tough 18 months but I know that the squad of players we have, once we get that first win, we are just going to get better and better and we are going to put these two defeats to bed and we are going for next week with hopefully our first four point win."

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