Clevedon end tough season with another defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:14 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 25 April 2018

Clevedon RFC.

Clevedon RFC.

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Clevedon finished a tough season with defeat, and will be playing in SW 1 League next season as a result of relegation.

This was the final game of the season and Clevedon’s last game in SW 1 League as relegation will see them playing in Western Counties next season.

The Seasiders started well dominating the early stages and were denied several times with the line at their mercy, but it was Okehampton who opened the scoring with two easy penalties.

Once again Clevedon put the phases together, but a careless pass allowed Okehampton to run the length of the pitch to score a converted try.

Clevedon replied with a try of their own when Rhys Talbot scored a fine try which saw the powerful scrum-half handing off half of the Okehampton pack, converted by Adam Coles.

Back came Okehampton when some half-hearted tackling allowed them to score a couple of converted tries.

The second half was more of the same as Clevedon’s pack got the edge on the home team, but breakaway tries and soft defence allowed the hosts to score three more. One positive was William Trollope whose willingness to bare all and run the extra mile was on view to everyone.

Head coach Nick Hill said: “ It has been a tough season for everyone involved and I’m proud of the spirit the lads have showed now our focus is on building for next season.”

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