PUBLISHED: 11:13 27 October 2010
IN a game which was plagued with wet and inclement weather, the score remained 0-0, unusual for a match at this level.
Despite all this, both sides tried to play running rugby. Players have to be given credit for trying to entertain a large crowd.
Clevedon played up the slope in the first half and had the territorial advantage, but could not score mainly due to a stout home defence. Cullompton had a few penalty kicks at goal, which were all unsuccessful.
The line-out became a bit of a lottery with the wet ball, but despite this, Cullompton had the edge in this department and Clevedon were glad to turn around all square at half- time.
The second half saw Clevedon attacking from the whistle and were putting pressure on the scrums and had the hosts all over the place.
Clevedon could not take full advantage of this near the home line, because Cullompton’s defence was rock solid. Clevedon did get over the try line but the referee adjudged the player was held up.
The Clevedon eight fought magnificently, and the backs tackled strongly. The last five minutes had both sets of supporters on edge, with first Clevedon missing a kickable penalty. To the horror of the home supporters, Cullompton’s normally reliable kicker missed from in front of the posts.
On Saturday, Clevedon take on Ivybridge at home (3pm).