Nailsea cruise to victory

Nailsea & Backwell Under-15s scored first in their match against Avonvale.

NAILSEA & Backwell Under-15s opened the scoring early in the game against Avonvale when Harry Marshall offloaded to George Stirling in support.

The next try was scored by second row Oscar Merry who crashed over the line, converted by Josh Collins. This was followed by a score for Ryan Barrow, who picked up at the back of a ruck to touch down. Nailsea gifted a scrum to the hosts and Avonvale were quick to strike out wide to reduce the deficit.

After the break, Nailsea were first to score when Ryan Barrow scored after good work by Marcus Bear, Collins again converting. Their fifth try came when fly-half Jordan Hayward offloaded to Marshall to touch down, converted by Collins.

The visitors sealed the game when a quick tap penalty, allowed Bear to weave his way over from four metres to make the final score 36-5.

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The Under-14s travelled to Bath and returned with a 26-7 loss, despite taking the lead after good work by Alex Jones, Dan Traviss touched down, converted by Jones.

However, as expected, Bath never gave up and scored an unconverted try out wide to make the score 7-5 at the break.

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The second half started in similar fashion, but Bath began to take a hold up front and in scored three converted tries in eight minutes. From the restart, Nailsea took hold of the game and pinned Bath in their 22 for the remainder of the match, but tough tackling kept the visitors at bay.

CLEVEDON Under-16s travelled to Wellington and Dan Haskell opened the scoring out wide.

Wellington levelled the score before Will Mathias put Clevedon back into the lead and Kieran Hill extended the lead with the conversion just before half-time.

The second half saw a determined Wellington score two converted tries. Clevedon replied with a try from Mathias. Clevedon won a penalty which Hill converted, retaking the lead.

Wellington made use of decisions going their way with two more tries and one conversion leaving Clevedon trailing on 20-31.

YATTON Under-9s took on Nailsea & Backwell in a season opener and were defeated 11-3.

Nailsea started strongly with Yatton unable to cope in defence and despite their efforts, led 8-0 at the break. The second half saw a much more spirited attack and defence by Yatton and much more committment in the tackle. The game finished at 12-4.

The second game again belonged to Nailsea, but there was some tremendous play by both sides. In addition, several players made good strong runs. The score at half-time was 6-1 and at the final whistle it was 11-3.

Try scorers for Yatton were Ben Clarke (5), Adam Foley and Connor Kane.

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