Nailsea & Backwell run out emphatic winners

PUBLISHED: 12:22 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 19 September 2018

Rob Baker.

Rob Baker.


Nailsea & Backwell ran in nine tries in a comfortable victory against Hornets seconds.

After last week’s epic match against Yatton, it took barely seven minutes for Nailsea to open the scoring against Hornets seconds when hooker Ryan Barrow scored a try, converted by Jamie Elswood.

After a similar period of time, Nailsea were once again pressurising the Hornets line and second row Jack McCormack found his way to the whitewash for another converted try. Elswood adding the extras to seven of the nine tries Nailsea scored.

Scrum- half Jamie Sullivan got the first of his brace of tries, before Hornets responded by finding a rare hole in the Nailsea ruck defence for their scrum-half to romp over for a converted try.

Approaching the break, Nailsea brought up the bonus point when outside-half Rob Baker produced an outrageous dummy to waltz over under the posts. Jamie Sullivan collected his second after being on the end of a break by flanker Harvey Flower.

Hornets had the last say in the half when they put the ball through several phases for their No 8 to exploit a gap to score a converted try, making it 14-33 at half-time.

Hornets rallied at the start of the second half and picked off an interception to score. Nailsea responded positively by regaining the restart ball and after a series of attacking phases, prop Will Marley bullocked his way over for his first senior try.

Next came possibly the try of the game when a well rehearsed move was expertly executed when wing Ben Perfect came into the line to create the overlap for Harry Marshall to dance over the line.

Then a mirror image of a try in the first half occurred when a break by Sullivan saw Harvey Flower on the receiving end of the scoring pass for another try converted by Elswood.

As full time approached, 14-man Nailsea won a scrum on their own 22-metre line for Flower to break the defence and offload for man of the match Barrow to score with a 40-metre dash to the line making the final score 19-54.

On Saturday, Nailsea entertain Oldfield Old Boys at the West End ground.

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