First away victory

PUBLISHED: 14:29 23 November 2011

Rugby Ball

Rugby Ball


Nailsea & Backwell register their first away win of the season.

NAILSEA recorded their first away win of the season with a resounding 48-12 win at Winscombe.

Nailsea had to make changes and positional reshuffles before the game, but all the players stepped up to the mark and put in the performance of the season so far.

Nailsea started well and controlled the breakdown area with their forwards producing good ball for the backs to scored early tries through winger Scot Davey and 
scrum-half Jamie Sullivan, both converted by centre Rob Baker.

Baker also chipped over a penalty to give Nailsea a 17-0 lead. With full-back Daffy Flowers having a solid game and fly-half Tony Hill kicking well from hand, Nailsea seemed to grow in confidence.

A mistake by Winscombe at a line-out presented Nailsea No 8 Tom Crossman with a try again converted by Baker. With Davey adding his second try with a neat side step, Nailsea were comfortable half-time leaders at 29-0.

After the break, Nailsea relaxed and conceded a couple of tries, but responded well with a second Sullivan try, converted by Baker.

Baker finished off an excellent handling movement by going over for a try himself which he converted to bring the score to 12-43 to Nailsea. He rounded the scoring off by going over for his second try to bring his personal tally to 23 points and the final score to 12-48 to Nailsea.

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