Rugby: Clevedon see off Chipping Sodbury

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:01 25 March 2019

Ben Chase attacks for Clevedon

Ben Chase attacks for Clevedon

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Clevedon returned to winning ways with a 16-10 success over Chipping Sodbury on Saturday.

The Seasiders fielded a young side and fell behind to a converted try early on.

But they hit back and built phases before a powerful scrum led to a break for Ramsey Hervey to touch down in the corner for a try converted by Jordan Mein.

Rusty O’Brien and Red Fowler held firm in the face of Sodbury pressure, but the visitors went 10-7 up with a penalty.

Clevedon hit back with a pair of penalties from Mein to go 13-10 up at half time and the home side weathered a Sodbury storm after the restart.

Another Mein penalty on the hour opened up a six-point gap, but he was then carried off soon after with a suspected broken leg.

Ethan Thomas, 18, moved from scrum-half to fly-half as Tom Thie, Brian Largenten and Ben Chase led by example late on.

Head coach Nick Hill said: “This was a much-needed win and the lads defended heroically. The day was only spoilt by the bad injury to Jordan Mein, who has been brilliant all season, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.”

Clevedon visit Chosen Hill on Saturday, with a coach leaving at 11.30am.

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