Winscombe earn another useful losing bonus point

PUBLISHED: 14:20 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:20 20 April 2018

Will Thomas.

Will Thomas.

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Despite narrowly losing to Stroud, Winscombe managed to pick up another useful losing bonus point.

Winscombe 20 pts

Stroud 24 pts

Winscombe faced Stroud at the weekend in what has become a tense end to their season.

They still need to secure a number of points if they are to avoid relegation back to the Somerset Premier League.

The home side started brightly and were the first to break the deadlock with a well-worked try by Winscombe No 8 Alec Chase, which was converted by Sam Dearsley.

Stroud responded sharply, however, with their impressive full-back scoring beneath the posts and their wing crossing out wide.

Despite a Winscombe penalty by Dearsley, the visitors seemed to take command of the fixture shortly before half-time when they scored a further two tries in quick succession to go into the break with a healthy 24-10 lead.

Playing down the slope in the second half, Winscombe gradually exerted control and when flanker Stuart Warren pounced on a loose ball at the Stroud line, it appeared they were set for a memorable win.

A Dearsley penalty brought the two teams to within four points and the last 15 minutes saw Winscombe camped on their visitors try-line pressing for a decisive score.

This was not to emerge, however, and Stroud held on to win. As was the case last week, the hard-earned losing bonus point that Winscombe secured in this match may well prove to be vital for their survival.

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