Rugby Union: Nailsea & Backwell sink Wells in opener
PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 September 2019
Nailsea & Backwell began their season with a 26-20 win over Wells at West End Park on Saturday.
Ryan Love countered from a loose clearing kick early on, with Mike Frohlich sending Tom Crossman over for a try converted by Jamie Elswood.
Aaron Cook kicked a penalty in reply, before Alex Knight went over from close range for a converted try to put Wells 10-7 up.
But Joe Reed saw a gap to touch down before the break and Elswood converted to give Nailsea & Backwell a 14-10 lead.
A good backs move saw Adam Withers go over in the second half, with Cook adding the conversion and a penalty to make it 20-14 to Wells.
But Elswood went over for a try, which he converted, and Dickie Palmer touched down late on to seal a bonus point.
Tries from man of the match Scott Weaver, Tom Fletcher, Ben Perfect, Reece Holland and George Stirling saw the seconds beat their Burnham rivals 29-17.