Head Coach George hails Clevedon RFC's progress after back-to-back wins

Clevedon RFC celebrate their win at Avonmouth Old Boys at full-time.

Clevedon RFC celebrate their win at Avonmouth Old Boys at full-time. - Credit: Hugh Childs

Clevedon RFC Head Coach Nick George hailed the progress of his side after they recorded back-to-back wins in Western Counties North with a 20-15 victory over local rivals Avonmouth Old Boys at Barracks Lane on Saturday.

After opening their account for the season with a dominant display against Spartans, where the Seasiders won 48-12 at Coleridge Vale, Clevedon ensured more success on the weekend.

Tries from captain Brian Largenton, hooker Jack Crew and scrum-half Danny Harris, and five points from the boot of Ali Balcombe sealed a hard-fought win.

And George has urged his side to build on the success of recent weeks.

“I’m really pleased with the progress the group has made over the last few weeks and it showed on Saturday,” he said.

“There are a lot of areas of the game we can improve on, but the boys showed a lot of heart on Saturday. We are becoming a team, and this is just one step in the process.

“Avonmouth are a good side and they made us work for 80 mins to get the result – as they always do. We had to battle all the way and we’re obviously delighted with back-to-back wins.

“It’s been a rollercoaster start to the season and it’s important that we now build consistency in both the first and second teams so we can push on in our respective leagues.”

Clevedon welcome Barton Hill to Coleridge Vale on Saturday at 2.30pm, looking to make it three victories from three against the Bristol-based side, who currently sit in sixth place, with four wins and four defeats from their eight games.

“We’ve been putting in a lot of work on the training field and our young side is improving every week,” George added.

“But we know we’ve still got plenty to work on to enable us to continue climbing the table.

“Barton Hill are a very good side and their results so far this season reflect that. We will have to be at our best on Saturday afternoon.”

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