Matt runs in six tries for Nailsea
PUBLISHED: 15:09 27 April 2011
Nailsea and Backwell's flying winger Matt Watkins runs in six tries against Wellington.
Wellington 2nd XV 5 pts
Nailsea & Backwell 41 pts
NAILSEA made the long trip to Wellington hoping to put right the mistakes they made the previous week.
What transpired was a display of powerful and skilful rugby in a 41-5 win over a big and physical Wellington side. Try machine winger Matt Watkins was the star of the show with six tries to bring his total so far to 40.
With the Nailsea back row working tirelessly at the break down and the front five putting in a massive effort against the bigger Wellington pack, they laid the platform for the backs to work their magic.
Against the run of play, Watkins raced in for his first try after 10 minutes. Nailsea had to endure some long periods of pressure from Wellington, but ferocious tackling from full-back Cris Quinn and centre Alex Blackwell kept them at bay.
After 20 minutes Nailsea scored again through Watkins and were starting to take a grip of the game. Watkins was soon on the score sheet again going over for his hat-trick to bring the score to 15-0 at half-time.
In the second half there was no holding back by both sides in the contact area and although this was a physical encounter, the game was highly entertaining for the large crowd.
Wellington rumbled over for a try, but Nailsea managed three more tries from Watkins plus one from Blackwell, centre Rob Baker added three conversions to make the final score 41-5.
Nailsea play their final game away to Old Sulians on Saturday, but still have to be focused and on their guard against a Sulians side that have had some good wins this season.