Seasiders 
held to 
a draw

PUBLISHED: 16:02 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 16:02 23 February 2011

Rugby Ball

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IVYBRIDGE are desperate to stave off relegation and Clevedon were also looking for security and both sides gave their all and a draw was a fair result.

IVYBRIDGE 20 pts

CLEVEDON 20 pts

IVYBRIDGE are desperate to stave off 
relegation and Clevedon were also looking for security and both sides gave their all and a draw was a fair result.

Clevedon dominated the early phases and took an early lead through winger Dave Burns who rounded off a good handling move. Clevedon took their foot off the pedal, which let the hosts in for a try with a catch and drive at a line-out.

When Clevedon moved the ball wide they looked dangerous and they increased their lead with a well taken try by Tom Thie before Ivybridge reduced the deficit with a penalty.

Clevedon scored their third try after good work by Burns who scored his second try, converted by Mike Taylor.

Right on the stroke of half-time, Ivybridge scored a converted try to make the score 17-15 in Clevedon’s favour.

Soon after the restart Ivybridge took the lead with a try. Clevedon played at a low tempo and provided slow ball for the 
backs. They tried to attack around the fringes, but this did not work and Clevedon played to the strength of the hosts by 
keeping it tight.

Clevedon’s saving grace was a long 
range penalty by Taylor to rescue a 
draw.

On Saturday, Clevedon host Old Reds (2.30pm).

On Sunday, Oliver Jones and Tom Wain both played for Somerset Under-20s against Cornwall.


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