Gordano cement third spot

Old Redcliffians 10 pts Gordano 33 pts - GORDANO'S confident, youthful squad shrugged off the absence of six regulars to cement third spot in Somerset League 1.

Old Redcliffians 10 ptsGordano 33 ptsGORDANO'S confident, youthful squad shrugged off the absence of six regulars to cement third spot in Somerset League 1 with a comfortable win over Old Redcliffians at Brislington.The Portbury outfit used their fast, expansive style to great effect, putting the game out of reach within 20 minutes. Quick ball and penetrating running enabled them to create tries by Jack Thomas, Tim Coughlan and Aaron French. Coughlan added two conversions before Old Reds used all their experience to slow the game down to prevent any further scores before the break.The belief throughout this young Gordano squad continues to please Keith Leaker's coaching team. Even after they turned round to defend the slope, they refused to fold under a barrage of short-yardage rugby by the home pack. With Ben Harvey and skipper Ben Gilmore leading the way up front, Gordano used the possession that came their way to pierce the gain line and exploit the wider spaces. This tactic eventually paid dividends with tries by Jack Thomas and Jarvis Walters, both converted by Coughlan. Old Reds' efforts were eventually rewarded with a try two minutes from time. The Black Horse man of the match went to Thomas, who was a threat every time he received the ball.Gordano welcome Old Colstonians to Caswell Lane on Saturday for the quarter-final of the Combination Vase. Kick off 2pm.


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