Seasiders complete the double over Camborne

PUBLISHED: 10:45 01 February 2011

Clevedon RFC v Camborne

Clevedon RFC v Camborne

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THIS was an important game for Clevedon, who were desperate for South West 1 league points.

THIS was an important game 
for Clevedon, who were 
desperate for South West 1 
league points.

Clevedon completed the double over their opponents in a thrilling game.The hosts welcomed back 
kicker Mike Taylor, who put his 
seal on the game.

Clevedon took the lead with a 
penalty by Taylor. Their backs ran 
well early on, but were unable to 
score. Camborne peppered the 
Clevedon line at the end of the half, but Clevedon’s defence held firm, 
due to some heroic defending by 
the forwards as they led 3-0 at the break.

The second half gave Clevedon the advantage of the cold wind at their backs. Taylor increased their lead with a second penalty. There were sterling performances from scrum-half Ashley Vailes, flanker James Shopland and prop Tony Dauncey.

Good pressure by the Clevedon team, who chased everything that moved, caused a kick to be charged down allowing Shopland to score a 
try. Taylor converted from the 
touchline.

Clevedon kept up the pressure 
and Taylor kicked his third penalty. Camborne looked good with 
brekaways, but Clevedon’s tackling was immense. Again pressure from 
the forwards saw Dave Vivian score a try which Taylor converted.

Clevedon’s line-out worked well with Chase and Russell well to the 
fore. Clevedon’s backs did the 
business in attack as well as defence with Tom O’Rourke and Dean Ashfield excelling.

On Saturday, Clevedon are home to Cullompton, 2.30pm. Vice president’s buffet 1pm.

n Pictured right: Clevedon forwards Smith and Russell are stopped 
by Camborne as they try to 
break through the defence. 
Photo: Jusben & morguefile.com


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