A game too far for the Seasiders

PUBLISHED: 14:42 13 April 2011

FIVE games in 14 days was a game too far for Clevedon against a well-drilled Old Reds side.

OLD REDS 61 pts CLEVEDON 7 pts

FIVE games in 14 days was a game too far for Clevedon against a well-drilled Old Reds side.

Old Reds took the lead from the kick-off when Clevedon lost the ball in contact. They increased their lead with a penalty. A catch and drive at the line-out was their next score which was converted.

This was quickly followed by another try to lead 20-0 in as many minutes. Clevedon tried to play rugby and ran the ball well, but could not break down a well-organised defence. Before half-time, the home side scored two more tries, one being converted to lead 32-0 at the break.

Clevedon were caught napping at the restart when a quickly taken tapped penalty resulted in a try. A good handling movement brought their next try.

Clevedon had plenty of ball with Ben Chase doing well in the line-outs. Clevedon continued to run the ball, but as in the first half, failed to break down the defence. As the game drew to a close Old Reds scored three more tries, one being converted.

Right at the final whistle, a good handling movement saw Mike Lowis go over for a try, which Steve Johnson converted.

On Saturday, Clevedon are home to Chippenham who have already been promoted (3pm). Sponsors and vice-presisent’s day buffet at 1.30pm.


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