Nailsea run in 12 tries

PUBLISHED: 14:41 13 April 2011

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NAILSEA played Combe Down for the second time in a week due to rearranged fixtures and won both games, this time at a canter 78-10. Nailsea ran in 12 tries in an entertaining free-running game against a Combe Down side that kept going right to the end.

Nailsea and Backwell 78 pts 
Combe Down 10 pts

NAILSEA played Combe Down for the second time in a week due to rearranged fixtures and won both games, this time at a canter 78-10. Nailsea ran in 12 tries in an entertaining free-running game against a Combe Down side that kept going right to the end.

Winger Matt Watkins started the ball rolling with one of his trade mark long range tries, scrum-half Jamie Sullivan was next to score following a darting run. Both converted by fly-half tony Hill.

Shortly after Hill went over for a try of his own followed by two more tries in quick succession, A second by Watkins converted by Hill and one by captain Jack Quick, Combe Down came back with a try to make the score 33-5 at half-time

The second half saw some strong running by centre Alex Blackwell and man of the match Tom Fletcher cause Combe Down real problems as Nailsea ran the ball at every opportunity.

Nailsea ran in seven second half tries to entertain a large crowd, through Watkins to complete his hat-trick, centre Rob Baker (3), winger A J Thomas, second row Dickie Palmer and a second from Sullivan. Baker converted two and Hill slotted over three more. Combe Down ran in a late try of there own to make the final score 78-10.

Nailsea will now start to prepare themselves for the tough trip to in-form Old Reds on Saturday.


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