Rugby: Clevedon come up short against Winscombe

PUBLISHED: 08:30 26 November 2019 | UPDATED: 08:30 26 November 2019

Albert Vailes scored two tries for Clevedon against Winscombe (pic Clevedon RFC)

Albert Vailes scored two tries for Clevedon against Winscombe (pic Clevedon RFC)

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Clevedon had to settle for a losing bonus point after a 20-15 defeat to Western Counties North rivals Winscombe at the Vale.

The sticky conditions at Coleridge were a levller, but the visitors settled quickest and scored first.

Clevedon managed three unconverted tries of their own on the day, but were left to rue momentary lapses in concentration and a failure to look after the ball at vital moments.

Evergreen Albert Vailes scored two of the home side's tries, either side of the break, and Matteo Fisher also went over following a superb crossfield kick from young Arthur Coles.

But there were few other highlights for Clevedon, who worked hard in the final few minutes to try and snatch a victory, which wasn't to be.

Rex Harvey was named man of the match for Clevedon and head coach Nick Hill said: "We just have to keep working hard."

Clevedon visit Bristol Saracens on Saturday (2.30pm).

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