Seasiders back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 14:45 26 September 2012




Clevedon got back to winning ways with a 13-5 victory over Thornbury.

Clevedon 13 pts

Thornbury 5 pts

THIS was a vastly improved performance from Clevedon, putting a disappointing showing at Oldfield behind.

Clevedon started in determined fashion and pressurised the Thornbury defence with some fast flowing rugby, only thwarted by a couple of forward passes.

Thornbury went ahead with a try that resulted from a kick and chase. Clevedon began to build momentum, resulting in a try under the posts for Dean Ashfield from a well-worked move, James Huxtable converted.

Shortly afterwards, on the stroke of half-time, Clevedon moved further ahead with a fine penalty from Huxtable.

The second half proved to be a physical affair and although Clevedon enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, they found Thornbury hard to break down and all they had to show were two Huxtable penalties, to take the final score to 13-5 to the home side.

Head coach Nick Hill said: “It was pleasing to get back to winning ways, Thornbury are the toughest side we have played and although the score line wasn’t high we did play some good rugby at times. Steve Hunt, Rusty Huxtable, Harvey Russell and Dean Ashfield were all outstanding.”

On Saturday, Clevedon travel to Old Reds (3pm).

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