Fruitful visit for Clevedon

Chosen Hill 17 pts Clevedon 50 pts - THIS was Clevedon s first visit to Chosen Hill, and it proved fruitful.

Chosen Hill 17 pts

Clevedon 50 pts.

THIS was Clevedon's first visit to Chosen Hill, and it proved fruitful.

Clevedon had the better of the opening exchanges, but soon found themselves behind to a well engineered converted try. This lead was improved by the conversion of a penalty. So from a deficit of 10 points, Clevedon had their work cut out.

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The fight-back started with a well-worked try for Tom Thie which Ben Hazeldine converted and they took the lead with Roger Birkin scoring from a rolling maul and Hazeldine converted.

Clevedon's line-out functioned better and from a line-out Mike Lowis emerged from a maul to score in the corner and Clevedon lead 19-10 at the break.

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Clevedon, now playing down the slope, upped a gear, and played some good running rugby. A swift handling movement saw Simon Johns score for Hazeldine to convert. For a period the game became a stalemate, with the home forwards trying to keep the ball tight. A quick tapped penalty saw Tom O'Rourke go over near the posts and Hazeldine added the points.

Good work by Chris Cates saw Johns score his second try, Hazeldine again adding the points. Chosen Hill were now under the cosh and if Clevedon had not kicked the ball away on three occasions when in attacking positions they would have scored more. Ben Hazeldine scored a try which he converted before Chosen Hill scored a consolation try which was converted.

This they deserved for not giving up. Hazeldine had the final say when he kicked a penalty well into injury time. Next Saturday, Clevedon are home to Yatton, kick-off 3pm.

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