Nailsea & Backwell lose out to Gordano

PUBLISHED: 14:54 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:54 11 February 2015

Rugby generic picture

Rugby generic picture

Archant

Nailsea & Backwell lost out in a derby encounter with league leaders Gordano.

Nailsea & Backwell 10 pts

Gordano 19 pts

THIS local derby with top against mid-table, was preceded by a sponsors and vice-president’s lunch enjoyed by supporters from both camps.

Nailsea found themselves penalised within three minutes of the start on their 22, but the kick bounced off the uprights. Full-back Read’s clearance kick sent the home side into the visitors 22 for the first time. From the resultant line-out and scrum, flanker Josh Lindon picked up the loose ball to touch down, converted by Reed 7-0.

On 20 minutes, from a Gordano line-out, a knock-on gave the visitors the put-in on Nailsea’s five-yard line from which they scored a converted try to level the scores.

After the break, Nailsea took the lead with a penalty, but soon after lost the influential Linden to injury, to be replaced by the evergreen Chidzey. League leaders Gordano pushed over for a try to take the lead.

After further replacements due to injuries, Nailsea were penalised at the scrum. Gordano took their chance with a move straight from the training pitch, their centre receiving the ball at pace to crash under the posts, this time converted 10-19.

From the restart, a change of direction caught the visitors out as wing Townsend gathered cleanly and whose pace saw him go past a couple of defenders, before being brought down just outside the 22.

Captain Dickie Palmer and his team deserved at least a bonus point from this match, with a number of players out of position and a mounting injury tally.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the North Somerset Times