League leaders too strong for Sharks

PUBLISHED: 14:47 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:47 06 March 2013



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Somerset Premier League leaders Chew Valley proved too strong for Gordano.

Gordano 3 pts

Chew Valley 27 pts

GORDANO Sharks welcomed Chew Valley to Caswell Lane, but the visitors went away with the points.

Chew Valley are red hot favourites for promotion from Somerset Premier and currently sit at the top of the table and were expecting to sweep a young Gordano team aside with ease.

Gordano had other ideas and made the early exchanges even and fiercely contested. Both teams swapped penalties and 20 minutes had passed before the big Chew forwards managed to barge over the line.

The Gordano pack started to get on top in the forward battle and the set scrums were going in favour of the home side. The whole Gordano team worked tirelessly in defence and frustrated the visitors’ attacks time and time again. The new back row combination of Lee Worgan, Ben Wilson and Tom Arnall led the way in this department.

The turning point in the game was when Chew Valley were forced to go to uncontested scrums for a period. When they were able to guarantee secure ball at the scrum, their back line began to look more threatening.

It was in this period that they scored the decisive try that in the end would see them come out as winners. Two late scores flattered the visitors slightly, but they were still worthy winners at 3-27.

Gordano had many scoring opportunities and its look like their exciting back line will relish playing on firm grounds for the remainder of the season.

On Saturday, Gordano travel to Keynsham.

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