Deserved victory for the Seasiders

PUBLISHED: 14:43 16 November 2011

Rugby Ball

Rugby Ball


Clevedon return from Cornwall with a well-deserved victory over Wadebridge Camels.



THIS result was well deserved, with Clevedon putting in a good all-round performance.

It is not often teams come out of Cornwall with a win, but there was no disputing this result, superbly controlled by an exchange referee from Liverpool.

Clevedon started well playing down a slight slope and took an early lead when Owen Biggins forced his way over for a try after supporting a good handling movement. Mike Taylor converted from the touchline.

This was quickly followed by a second try, with hooker Joe Williams going over near the posts, for Taylor to add the points.

Wadebridge then got on the score sheet with a penalty and just before half-time, a fine break by Tom Thie saw prop Alex Giltrow on his shoulder to score under the posts. Taylor added the conversion to give Clevedon a 21-3 lead at the break.

The second half saw the hosts come more into the game. Despite this, it was Clevedon who scored first with Biggins scoring his second try, also securing a four try bonus point. Taylor again added the extras.

Wadebridge now had the bit between their teeth and got stuck into Clevedon and pressured the line for 10 minutes to no avail. Clevedon’s defence held strong, but had a player yellow carded.

During the last quarter, Clevedon’s backs ran everything and Simon Johns scored two tries from distance with Taylor converting both. On the final whistle, Dean Ashfield raced in from 50 metres to score with Taylor’s boot having the final word.

This was a good team performance with George Towers having an excellent game behind a dominant pack and the backs making the most of his swift service.

On Saturday, Clevedon play Thornbury at home (2.30pm), vice-president’s lunch at 1.30pm.

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