Seasiders run riot...

PUBLISHED: 14:45 23 March 2011

Clevedon RFC v Walcot

Clevedon RFC v Walcot

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CLEVEDON thrilled the crowd with a feast of rugby, with Walcot joining in to score four good tries of their own.

CLEVEDON thrilled the crowd with a feast of rugby, with Walcot joining in to score four good tries of their own.

Clevedon took an early lead after good support play put Dean Ashfield in for a try, which Mike Taylor converted. Ashfield struck again with his second soon after with Taylor again converting.

Walcot hit back straight away when Clevedon dropped the ball from the restart and Walcot punished them with a good try in the corner. Clevedon then had a player yellow carded and were put under a little pressure, but from a scrum in their own 22, No 8 Harvey Russell picked up and went the length of the field to score a try under the posts, Taylor adding the extras.

Clevedon ran the ball at every opportunity and a good counter attack saw skipper Tom Thie score in the corner. Just before half-time a superb handling movement saw Alex Giltrow go under the posts for Taylor to add the conversion.

The second half started the same as the first with Clevedon in the ascendency with the forwards providing good scrummage and line-out ball, where Ben Chase was dominant.

Another good handling move saw the influential Owen Biggins score a try, again Taylor converting. Walcot came back into the game with a try. From the restart, Ashley Vailes caught the ball and ran to the try line before offloading the ball to Ryan Smith to score with Steve Johnson converting.

Clevedon were now again on fire and a good run by Tom O’Rourke put Giltrow in for his second try. Johnson converted. Back came Walcot with their third try, which was well deserved.

Another good handling movement saw O’Rourke score, followed by a second for Biggins. Poor tackling let in Walcot for their fourth try, but Clevedon replied with two late tries by Johnson Ashfield, who completed his hat-trick.

On Saturday, Clevedon are home to St Ives (2.30pm). Vice-president’s sit-down buffet at 1.30pm.

n Pictured right: Two slipped tackles and another try for Clevedon.

Photo: Jusben morguefile.com


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