Clevedon slip up at home

PUBLISHED: 14:09 25 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:56 24 May 2010

IN ideal conditions, both sides spread the ball wide and made mistakes. The early exchanges were even, but the visitors took the lead with a catch and drive from a line-out for a try

Clevedon 14 pts Chippenham 30 ptsIN ideal conditions, both sides spread the ball wide and made mistakes. The early exchanges were even, but the visitors took the lead with a catch and drive from a line-out for a try.Clevedon hit back with a penalty by Don Hawkes and they had the upper hand in the scrum, but both sides' line-out functioned well. Clevedon took a half-time 11-5 lead through a Tom O'Rourke try.For the second half, Chippenham changed their fly-half and this transformed the game. A missed tackle allowed Chippenham to score in the corner, but there were good performances by debutants Mark Hooper and Harvey Russell, but the side lacked pace in the back row.Chippenham added a converted try from quick movement from a line-out and later a penalty, a dropped goal and another converted try. For Clevedon, Hawkes added another penalty and there were good performances by Ashley Vailes and Tom O'Rourke.On Saturday, Clevedon entertain Basingstoke, kick-off 3pm.

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