Big win for Gordano in promotion push

PUBLISHED: 11:04 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:04 28 March 2018

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Gordano defeated fellow promotion candidates Avon to move up to second spot in the league table.

Gordano 45 pts

Avon 17 pts

After nearly two months without a good run of league games, Gordano started the run into the end of the season with an big win against fellow promotion pushing Avon.

Gordano started the game brightly, but some unforced errors let Avon off the hook and also gave them a good platform to attack themselves.

After a run of penalties against Gordano, the referee awarded Avon a penalty try after a scrum infringement. Gordano brushed this to one side and were happy to kick the ball back into the Avon half.

Gordano were keeping the ball well and were making ground in tight and out wide, so it was no surprise when fly-half Joe Rowsell found a some space to open Gordano’s account, conversion added by Sam Hodge.

Hodge added another three points shortly after and on the half-hour mark, Rowsell again spotted the space in front of him and powered over for another try, converted by Hodge to make the half-time score 17-7.

Gordano started the second half poorly and let Avon into their half and were given an easy three points in front of the post, but Gordano hit back immediately when Hodge chipped the ball over the defence and outsprinted the covering full-back to score a great individual try and also added the extras.

Gordano kept on the attack and Rowsell scampered in for his second before Avon hit back with a try of their own. With less than 10 minutes left, Hodge intercepted a pass and scored his second and the afternoon was rounded up with Rowsell collecting his hat-trick after a break from from the halfway line.

This was a fine performace by the team who have had an indifferent last couple of weeks, but showed their quality. The Mark’s Barbers man of the match was Joe Rowsell.

Gordano now move ahead of Avon to second in the league and are eight points behind Wiveliscombe, but have two games in hand.

The games come thick and fast for Gordano now, with Minehead at home on Good Friday, 7.45pm kick-off away to Imperial on Easter Monday (3pm).

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