Away victory for Winscombe

Winscombe returned from Keynsham with a 27-5 victory.

Keynsham 2nd XV 5 pts

Winscombe 27 pts

WINSCOMBE travelled to Keynsham and returned with a 27-5 victory.

The visitors started well, with good line-out ball, mostly through veteran Ryan Robinson. Good pressure was maintained and Adam Scrase picked up from a ruck for the opening try.

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Keynsham hit back with a good passage of play. After missing a penalty in front of the posts, full-back James Flower stopped a promising home attack.

Winscombe put themselves under pressure with a number of careless infringements which finally led to a Keynsham equalising try after a prolonged maul.

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The lead was restored within two minutes when Kieran Clarke forced a poor clearance and Flower set up Lucas Humphreys to take the pass for a debut try. The half came to end with a successful penalty kick by Owen Howell for a 5-13 lead.

With two Keynsham throw-ins stolen, a fourth strike against the head, and good kick and chase in the first few minutes of the second half, Winscombe were unable to produce the score it deserved.

Humphreys should have been presented with his second try of the match, but the final pass was down at his feet.

However, the visitors scored again after George House kicked to touch. A stolen line-out saw Howell and House set up Phil Peat to touch down, converted by Howell.

On the wrong end of numerous penalties, Winscombe were eventually rewarded with one of their own and Howell touched down after good work by the threequarters.

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