Nailsea & Backwell lose unbeaten home record

PUBLISHED: 10:45 05 December 2018

Harrison Gould.

Harrison Gould.

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Nailsea & Backwell lost to Burnham by just one point and also relinquished their unbeaten home record in the process.

Nailsea & Backwell 24pts

Burnham 25pts

Nailsea lost their unbeaten home record to a well-drilled Burnham side by one point, but take two league points from the game.

The match opened positively enough for Nailsea when they went three tries up in 12 minutes, second row Mike Frohlich going over twice, one converted by Josh Collins and winger Harrison Gould adding the third.

Unfortunately, two quite difficult conversions were missed from out wide which turned out to be crucial at the death.

Unlike Nailsea, Burnham were miserly in giving away possession and managed to shade that statistic over the game.

At the break, it was 17-15 to Nailsea, but 12 minutes in, Burnham found good field position and with a series of pick and goes scored under the posts to take the lead. Five minutes later Burnham added a penalty to stretch the lead to 17-25.

However, the Nailsea lads were not going down without a fight and with two minutes left on the clock a driving maul was set up with hooker Ryan Barrow at its heart, who crashed over to score the bonus point try for Nailsea, converted by Jamie Elswood. On Saturday, Nailsea welcome Imperial to the West End (2.30pm).

Team: Ben Perfect, Harrison Gould, Jamie Sullivan, Jamie Elswood, James Cleeve, Josh Collins, Joe Reed, Ciaran Askew, Ryan Barrow, Sam Cook, Mike Frohlich, Dickie Palmer, Joe Murray, Luke Caswell, Harvey Flower. Subs: Harry Mason, Will Marley, Ryan Love.

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