Nailsea & Backwell seconds hit back to secure victory
PUBLISHED: 08:44 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:44 14 November 2018
Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV came from behind to defeat St Brendan's.
Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV 31 pts
St Brendans 2nd XV 22 pts
After a two-week break Nailsea & Backwell 2nd XV welcomed St Brendan’s to The Nest in torrential conditions.
The hosts conceded an early try. However midway through the half N&B struck back from a secured scrum a blindside break allowed youngster Leo Delazzari to score his first senior try.
St Brendans nudged further ahead from the kick-off when a charged down kicked was moved wide for a try. It was St Brendan’s who had the last say of the half when against the run of play they ran in their third try for a 17-5 lead at the break.
In the second half, the visitors secured their fourth try for a 22-5 lead. N&B began to dominate possession and from a secured scrum Ben Cleave broke blind feeding Adam Weavers who ran in to score under the sticks with Dave Price adding the extras.
Further N&B pressure resulted in Dave Price scoring. With the game in the balance N&B finally took the lead when Ben Perfect smashed through the middle to dot down allowing Sam Bigley to convert for a 24-22 scoreline.
The hosts withstood constant St Brendan’s pressure, before Perfect offloaded to Corey Dougal to score with Bigley converting for a 31-22 victory.
Stand-out performers were youngster Leo Delazzari and man of the match on his return from injury Reece Hulland.