Disappointing first league defeat away to Chard

PUBLISHED: 09:15 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:15 30 October 2015

Clevedon Colts suffered their first league defeat of the season at Chard, who were also unbeaten.

Chard Colts 18 pts

Clevedon Colts 8 pts

Chard and Clevedon went into this match as the only remaining unbeaten teams in the league so far this season, but Chard proved too strong in the end.

Clevedon travelled to Chard with the rain pouring down which was always going to make handling difficult and the home side chose to play uphill in the first-half.

Clevedon started well for the first few minutes with Harry Butland successfully kicking a penalty after three minutes. However, Chard responded straight away and got close to the Clevedon line, leading to a try for the home side after five minutes.

The visitors responded well and for the next 15 minutes it was fairly even in terms of possession and territory. A Clevedon penalty kick to touch, followed by a successful line-out and driving maul saw Jake Perry touch down for a try on the 20th minute. Chard were able to draw level on the stroke of half-time with a penalty kick.

In the second half, Chard slightly edged the forward battle, but it took 15 minutes to increase their lead with a converted try. Despite Clevedon continuing to battle, Chard were able to seal victory with a penalty to finish 18-8 winners.

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