Nailsea emerge victorious in bruising encounter

PUBLISHED: 14:39 08 February 2017

Nailsea & Backwell Under-12s.

Nailsea & Backwell Under-12s.

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Nailsea & Backwell Under-12s emerged victorious in a bruising encounter against Kingswood.

Nailsea & Backwell Under-12s and Kingswood met for the first time and it proved a bruising encounter.

Kingswood scored first from the kick-off making the most of Nailsea’s lack of concentration. The opposition provided Nailsea with one of their most physical opponents to date, but with Nailsea playing the superior rugby, they came away worthy 12-1 winners.

Tries were scored by AJ McCarthy (3), Jamie Wood (3), Sam Chidzey (2), Josef Jeffrey (2) and one apiece for Abraham Wright and Dan Hill.

Yatton Under-13s entertained North Bristol in a return fixture and were narrowly beaten 30 points to 20.

North Bristol made the most of their size and the slope throughout the first-half with their powerful forwards running at speed, but the Yatton defence was solid for long periods and it was only the odd gap and missed tackle that let them through.

The opening two scores belonged to North Bristol, but neither were without a fight, before Yatton secured a turnover ball and were through the gap to score one of their own.

North Bristol came back to add one more and that should have been it for the half, but continued pressure saw Yatton take it back over their own line giving North Bristol a five-metre scrum and a missed tackle let them through for another try.

The second half saw North Bristol open with a well-worked try, before Yatton responded with a length of the pitch breakaway try. This was followed by some tremendous up front work by the forwards, securing the ball and allowing Yatton to attack and score a third.

With their tails up, Yatton continued to apply some great pressure driving and rucking, but a dropped ball gifted North Bristol possession and they were able to add another score.

Yatton never gave up and pressure told as a spilt ball was gathered and they added a fourth to make the final score Yatton 20, North Bristol 30.

Try scorers: Ben Clarke (3) and Ben Edwards.


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