Casual performance from Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 15:58 03 November 2010

Clevedon Rugby Club. Owen Biggins.

Clevedon Rugby Club. Owen Biggins.


THIS was a game full of incidents with both sides receiving a red card and numerous yellows.

THIS was a game full of incidents with both sides receiving a red card and numerous yellows.

Clevedon started well and took the lead through two Mike Taylor penalties, but Ivybridge replied with one of their own.

Ivybridge then had two players sin binned. During the following 10 minutes, Clevedon failed to score against 13 men. A quickly taken tap penalty saw Tom O’Rourke go over for a fine individual try.

Clevedon then received a yellow card and Ivybridge kicked a second penalty, before having a player red carded. A catch and drive at the line-out saw Tony Dauncey bulldoze his way over for a try, which Taylor converted for a 18-6 half-time lead.

The second half started with Clevedon receiving a red card. During this period, Ivybridge started to dominate the game and it was only good defence that kept them at bay.

The discipline on both sides was poor and the visitors had yet another yellow card. A quick tap penalty and good vision by Steve Johnson, who kicked for the corner saw Joe Wiliiams gather and score a try.

Clevedon, now with their tails up, kept ball in hand instead of kicking and a good bout of passing saw Owen Biggins score in the corner. This was converted by Mike Taylor.

Ivybridge, who were gallant to the end, were out on their feet when O’Rourke went over for his second try.

This was a casual performance that got better, and there was an outstanding performance from Dave Vivian at loose head prop.

Clevedon flanker Owen Biggins in action. Photo:

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