Nailsea knocked out of the vase

PUBLISHED: 14:38 02 March 2011

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NAILSEA had to make a few last minute changes through injury and unavailabilities to there line-up for this RFU Vase regional match against Gloucester side Painswick.

NAILSEA had to make a few last minute changes through injury and unavailabilities to there line-up for this RFU Vase regional match against Gloucester side 
Painswick.

Painswick arrived all fired up, but it was Nailsea starting up the hill strangely with a strong wind at there backs that had the better start.

After two minutes, fly-half Rob Baker standing in for the unavailable Tony Hill kicked a penalty to put Nailsea 3-0 ahead.

For the next 20 minutes, Painswick put Nailsea’s line under pressure as the hosts struggled to clear and had a kick changed down resulting in a Painswick try converted to make it 3-7.

Nailsea’s forwards battled hard for field position 
and finally gained a penalty for Baker to kick to bring 
the score to 6-7. After a break in midfield, Painswick 
went over for a second try converted to go 6-14 up at the break.

In the second half, Nailsea put Painswick under enormous pressure, but their defence held firm. Painswick finished the game stronger with a penalty and a converted try to make the final score 6-24.

Although Nailsea battled to the finish with man of the match Evan Hughes at the fore, they were unlucky not to get a score when skipper Jack Quick went over, only for the referee to say he was short of the line.

This was a game were Nailsea battled hard, but made too many unforced errors. They now have total focus on a tough trip to Keynsham in the league on Saturday.


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