Nailsea dominate at Old Reds

PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 November 2011

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Hilary Boxer playing the cello at a lunchtime concert in the Glenorchy church in Exmouth. Photo by Terry Ife ref exe 2251-42-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


Nailsea and Backwell dominate the match at Old Reds, running out 20-5 winners.

NAILSEA & Backwell Under-14s 
travelled to Old Reds for the second time this season.

Nailsea started the brighter and took the game to the hosts, who found it difficult to match the pace of the game and soon found themselves behind when George Stirling crossed for the opening try.

Nailsea continued to pressure the Reds, taking advantage of a line-out to stretch the defence. Quick forward support gave Ryan Barrow an opening to cross close to the line.

Nailsea’s third try of the half came from outstanding support play, 
resulting in Reece Cogzell finishing off the move and giving the visitors a 15-0 half-time lead.

Reds came out in the second half full of intent and put an end to N&Bs dominance. After the break, Nailsea had to dig deep to find an opening that eventually rewarded them with their fourth try of the game, and it was the Nailsea pack that had to force its way through and over the whitewash to give Barrow his second of the game.

Old Reds were not finished and another passage of great rugby saw them muscle their way into Nailsea’s 22 and eventually overpowered their defence to open their account with a well-worked try to make the final score 20-5.

REDRUTH took the long journey back home knowing they had been in a game after a sterling performance from the young Clevedon colts 

Dan Gibbs excelled again and Toby Ford did not stop tackling, but the size and power of Redruth proved too much on occasions and they ran in a couple of tries.

Clevedon pushed hard and after some nifty footwork, Joe Tucker nipped over for a try converted by Luke 

The second half was dominated by Clevedon and it was not long before captain Ozzie James powered over with Blizzard converting. Clevedon could not get back on terms and after suffering a couple injuries the game drifted away resulting in a 14-33 defeat, but this was a fine performance against an older and experienced team.

The Under-15s started with purpose and overpowered their opponents. The forwards proved too much for 
Stockwood who conceded two tries by Dan Jones, one by Tom Lye and another by Ben Williams, three of which were converted by Kieran Hill, all before half-time.

The second half saw three more tries by Dan Haskell, Will Mathias and Luke Gardiner scoring with Hill collecting another four points. Stockwood, far from giving up dominated the final 10 minutes, running in three tries and kicking two of them, making the final score 45-19 to Clevedon.

The Under-13s narrowly lost a highly competitive match away at North Bristol having taken an early lead and eventually running out of steam.

Jack Houston scored Clevedon’s try and ran impressively throughout, narrowly missing out on a second. Brent Manners, Rami James, Ed Mathias and skipper Kieran Green were always prominent up front. Harry McMullin and Joe Vickery also stood out in the backs.

Team: Marlborough, Drew, James, Gathercole, Manners, Green, Mathias, Barcham, Perry, Talbot, Thole, 
McMullin, Vickery, Houston, Tilling, Rochat.

TWO terrific games of rugby saw Yatton Under-8s lose out to St Mary’s before winning against Kingswood.

The St Mary’s game was a tale of two halves with the hosts starting the stronger and reaching the break 6-3 in the lead.

Yatton came back well after the re-start with a couple of quick scores before St Mary’s responded with tries of their own to make the final score 10-8.

An immediate turnaround saw Yatton straight back in action. The game was evenly matched and at half-time the score was 5-4 to Yatton.

The second half saw both sides exchanging scores until Yatton just edged away towards the end to make the final result 9-6 to Yatton.

Yatton try scorers against St Marys were: Ben Clarke (2), Matthew Bailey, Cameron Baines, Matthew Chapman, Adam Foley, Cameron Fogg, Connor Kane.

Try scorers against Kingswood: Foley (3), Baines (2), Clarke, Fogg, George Lusted, Aaron Ralfs.

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