Rampant Nailsea run in nine tries

PUBLISHED: 15:56 03 November 2010

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NAILSEA & Backwell proved too strong for visitors Midsomer Norton scoring nine tries in their 55-0 victory.

NAILSEA & Backwell proved too strong for visitors Midsomer Norton scoring nine tries in their 55-0 victory.

It took 10 minutes for Nailsea to open the scoring when from a quickly taken tap penalty, Matt Watkins went over for the first of his four tries. Norton provided stern resistance for the next 20 minutes, but industrious scrum-half Jamie Sullivan broke the deadlock from a scrum for a well-taken try.

On the stroke of half-time, flanker Greg Appleby broke free in his own half and showed good pace to out run the defence. Unfortunately, outside-half Hill was wide with the conversions.

In the second half however, the crowd was silenced when from a long downfield clearance from Rob Baker, Chris Quinn closed down the covering full-back, and Jamie Sullivan gathered and chipped the defence for Hill to run through and score and convert the bonus point try.

Hill then showed great skill in the next movement, delivering a perfectly weighted kick for winger Matt Watkins to streak in, Hill converted.

Immediately on the restart, prop Evan Hughes gathered and set up the ball and from the resulting ruck, good hands from man of the match captain James Staley saw debutant winger Lee Stacey run in, Hill again collecting the extras.

Centre Alex Blackwell scored the eighth try with an exceptional outside break and winger Watkins, proving way too hot to handle, went on to score two further tries.

Nailsea have a rest week next week, but look forward to Keynsham IIs November 13. Come along to Nailsea & Backwell’s bonfire night on Saturday, there will be a great bonfire and a supervised professional firework display.

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