Late tries send opponents down

PUBLISHED: 19:24 25 April 2011

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Two late tries by Clevedon consign Chosen Hill to relegation.

CHOSEN HILL 25 pts

CLEVEDON 27 pts

THIS game meant a great deal to Chosen Hill, who required a point to stave off relegation.

Clevedon started brightly with Steve Johnson kicking them into the lead with a penalty. A fine break by Owen Biggins on the halfway line saw him dummy to go over for a try, which Johnson converted.

Chosen Hill was committed and their forwards had the upper hand over the Clevedon eight. Their line-out worked well while Clevedon were still trying to get to grips with theirs. Just before half-time, Chosen Hill scored a try from a scrum near the Clevedon line to make the score 10-5 at the turn around.

Johnson kicked his second penalty. This started the home side’s fightback. A catch and drive at a line-out brought them a try. This was quickly followed by a try from a pushover and Chosen Hill was now in the driving seat, having kicked a penalty to lead 18-13.

A counter attack from deep in their half saw the hosts score their fourth try, which was converted to lead 25-13. During the last 10 minutes, Clevedon woke up and the forwards started to produce quick ball and a flowing movement saw Dean Ashfield score under the posts, Johnson converted.

Chosen Hill thinking they had done enough, faltered at the last hurdle and a good handling movement and support play saw Biggins go in for his second try, which Johnson converted to secure victory.

On Satuarday, Clevedon Colts host Penarth Colts (3pm). The dinner dance is being held at the club on May 6. Tickets are now on sale.

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