Nailsea & Backwell finish on top at Hornets

PUBLISHED: 17:48 16 October 2018

Yatton Under-15s.

Yatton Under-15s.

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Nailsea & Backwell Under-9s produced a warming performance in poor conditions at Hornets.

In poor conditions, Nailsea & Backwell Under-9s produced a warming performance in only their second match of contact rugby against Hornets.

The coaching team had been working hard with the young Ravens on developing their confidence in the tackle situation and improving discipline in their line defence and this extra focus shone through in this latest match.

In the first two matches, Nailsea’s aggressive defence resulted in multiple turnovers which resulted in a flurry of excellent tries being scored. This, combined with tight defence which restricted the Hornets chances, had the travelling supporters smiling in the heavy rain.

In games three and four, Nailsea & Backwell were well on top in one game, with the other being a much tighter affair. Unfortunate injuries to three of the young Ravens depleted numbers, but effort, skill and determination kept them competitive in an excellent match.

Overall, it was a fabulous performance from this talented team and feedback from the Hornets coaches and spectators was complimentary following the matches.

Yatton Under-15s were looking to continue recent form with a tough fixture against North Bristol, but unfortunately came a distant second on the day.

The loss of their fly-half in the warm-up didn’t help and the weather was awful but that didn’t really explain the space and room Yatton gave their hosts, plus several mistakes.

The opening try by North Bristol was followed by another three before a well-taken quick tap penalty saw Yatton score out wide to claw one back just before the break.

It was hoped that this would be the start of a comeback but North Bristol started the second half with a couple of early scores and managed three more before the finish.

There was no man of the match, but Josh Moss, Joe Galey and Bartek Aleksinska are all worthy of a mention for their efforts.

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