Clevedon suffer uncomfortable afternoon at Midsomer Norton

PUBLISHED: 12:23 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:23 19 September 2018

Toby Ford.

Toby Ford.


Clevedon suffered an uncomfortable afternoon at Midsomer Norton after a disappointing display saw them lose.

Midsomer Norton 33 pts

Clevedon 10 pts

A disappointing display made for an uncomfortable afternoon for Clevedon away at Midsomer Norton.

The Seasiders started well early on, playing phases and stretching the home side and after moving the defence side to side, Toby Ford scored a fine try. Moments later a Clevedon player was binned for a questionable high tackle.

From the penalty, the hosts’ bigger pack scored an unconverted driven try. From the kick-off, Norton drove deep into the Clevedon half and once again their forwards scored under the posts.

Clevedon had parity in the set piece but the breakdown was a different matter as they struggled to create any fast ball for the backs to attack out wide. When they did manage to stretch the home side, the ball was either dropped or turned over.

However on the stroke of half time, Clevedon recycled the ball well and skipper Matt Honour went over in the corner for an unconverted try to make it 12-10 at the break.

The visitors started the second half playing up the slope and found it hard battling against the Norton pack who drove hard both in the loose and at line-outs and as unattractive looking as it was it, was certainly effective as they scored three more converted tries.

As for Clevedon, their inability to create go forward ball meant any meaningful attacks were scarce and the final whistle couldn’t come soon enough for some dejected heads,

Coach Nick Hill said: “This was a very disappointing performance, all credit to Norton who took their chances very well, but this was aided by us playing into their hands and getting sucked into a forward battle we couldn’t win, without any good ball its always going to be hard work.”

Next Saturday, Clevedon entertain Old Bristolians at home (3pm), with a vice-president’s lunch at 1.30pm.

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