Clevedon Colts remain unbeaten in the league

PUBLISHED: 15:08 25 February 2015

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Clevedon Colts remain unbeaten in the league with this victory over Bridgwater.

Clevedon Colts 26 pts

Bridgwater Colts 12 pts

CLEVEDON Colts added a further win and remain unbeaten in the league throughout 2015.

Clevedon laid down the law from the initial whistle, when Joe Ford raced towards the Bridgwater prop, where in the same move the ball catcher knocked on, only to be flattened by the colts’ captain.

Within the opening 10 minutes the home team took advantage of a disrupted visiting side by scoring two tries, the first by Jason Fisher who flew down the wing, stepping inside the opposing backs, and a second by Guy Prideaux who crashed home, both converted by Ben Thole.

Clevedon however thought the contest was over, switched off and allowed Bridgwater back in and by half-time, they scored twice and only a missed conversion was the difference between the scores at 14-12.

Swiss Valley echoed with the half-time talk of the forwards coach, which resulted in Wilson, Innes, Ford, Taylor and man of the match Max Haskell coming to life. The giant opposition’s forwards gradually fell apart with some tough exchanges and blows, with Clevedons forwards battering them out of several rucks.

The forwards were also bolstered by the inclusion of Rami James, in his first colts’ game he showed great strength and crafted hard.

A clever chip by Thole was latched onto by the chasing Dan Haskell and Rhys Davies, who unselfishly off loaded to Rhys Talbot, who scored another fine try.

Within the second half, Bridgewater failed to move outside their half, again through aggressive defensive work by Hervey and Harris. Cam Maslen burst through the centre of the pitch, again supported by the forwards, which led to another burst by Dan Jones, which moved Clevedon inches from the try line.

A further phase finally broke with the ball finding the hands of Jason Fisher, who ended the game the same way it started with another try.

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