Hard-fought victory for Nailsea & Backwell youngsters

PUBLISHED: 17:54 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:54 23 October 2018

Yatton Under-15s.

Yatton Under-15s.


Nailsea & Backwell youngsters recorded a hard-fought victory away at Old Reds.

Nailsea and Backwell Under-14s visited Old Reds for the first time and came away with a hard-fought 22-10 victory.

The visitors came up against one of their most physical opponents to date and matched them player to player.

Nailsea opened the scoring with a well-rehearsed back move which saw Josef J finish over the line. Nailsea forwards turned over their first of many rucks with Josef beating Old Red’s tight defending to score Nailsea’s second try, converted by Sam C.

Old Red capitalised on a rare error from Nailsea defence which meant they were able to claw back a try. Nailsea and Old Reds scored a try each which saw each team dig deep in an effort to come out on top.

The victory was sealed with Josef’s hat-trick by beating a number of defenders to score in the corner.

This was an impressive whole team performance, but special mention must go to an outstanding performance from Josef and relentless tackling and ball carrying from Abe and Cam.

Yatton Under-15s returned to their opening season form and hosted Whitehall in a cracker of a game of rugby, which ended 26-26.

From the start, newcomer Jacob Whelan showed his skills with a blistering run through the defence to put Yatton on the board inside the first minute. Unfortunately, Yatton were so pleased with this opening score they forgot to defend and Whitehall crashed over for a score of their own.

From a short line-out, Ben Dooner put Yatton back into the lead, but Whitehall hit back with a second score. Yatton gained the advantage with another superb run by Jacob Whelan taking Yatton into the break at 21-12.

After the break, Whitehall scored two more tries to take the lead for the first time, but Dooner went over in the corner to level the scores.

Mention in dispatches to the front row of Dooner, Cam Fogg and Joe Galey and to Luke Gilbert and Adam Foley who stepped in a replacement half-backs. Also mentions for George Lusted, Josh Moss, Bartek Aleksinski and debutante Jacob Whelan.

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