Bonus point for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 10:49 27 October 2010 | UPDATED: 11:15 27 October 2010

NAILSEA & Backwell visited Bath last weekend for an encounter with Old Culverhaysians.

Nailsea & Backwell 29pts

NAILSEA & Backwell visited Bath last weekend for an encounter with Old Culverhaysians.

The match started under heavy grey skies and driving rain, conditions which didn’t seem to suit Nailsea as the error count rose through poor handling and mistimed passes.

Nailsea outside-half Tony Hill opened the scoring with a well struck 45 metre penalty. Hill then played the territorial game and, 20 minutes in from a strong forward drive close to Old C’s line, flanker Greg Appleby powered over for an unconverted try.

Nailsea’s second try came when a long kick was not cleanly dealt with by Old C’s full-back. Pressure from wing Matt Watkins saw Rob Baker gather and feed Appleby for his second try, converted by Hill, to make the half time score 15-0 to Nailsea.

Early in the second half, Old C’s responded with a penalty and 10 minutes later following a strong run by Old Cs winger, scored a converted try to close the score to 10-15.

Late in the third quarter, Alex Blackwell created a strong line break and powered his way to the line for a fine score, converted by Hill. With five minutes of the game left, after the best handling movement of the game, Ali O’Connor showed good pace to score the bonus point try, Hill adding the extras to make the final score 29-10 to Nailsea.

Fielding a much changed side which saw second row Dave Constanz make his debut, an away bonus point win is not to be sneezed at. On Saturday, Nailsea entertain Midsomer Norton II at the West End.

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