Will scores five tries in Winscombe victory

Wiscombe's player dodges a tackle on his way to the try line.

Wiscombe's player dodges a tackle on his way to the try line. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe enjoyed a comprehensive 10-try victory over Chew Valley.

Winscombe 69 pts

Chew Valley 2nd XV 0 pts

Despite injuries forcing a number of changes in their starting 15, Winscombe returned to their winning ways with a comfortable 10-try haul, with Sam Dearsley converting eight of them.

Winscombe were soon on the attack with Callum Stewart and Owen Howell both tackled just short of the line, before Will Thomas went over for the first of his five tries.


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A penalty awarded at a line-out gave Winscombe another throw-in on the 22 and the as the ball was moved left, James Flower made a clean line-break to offload for Howell to touch down.

The next score came from a penalty kick by Dearsley after a long clearance by Winscombe was well chased down.

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A counter-attack from a missed penalty kick set up the next scoring position. Stewart and Howell countered to send Thomas and Adam Scrase on the charge. Then Jim Merryfield and Flower sent Rhys Lewis away before the ball came back to Stewart again. Eventually, after good work by Paul Cashman, Merryfield sold a dummy to cut through a ragged defensive.

After the break, Winscombe enjoyed a purple patch, running in five tries by Thomas (3), Flower and Rhys Lewis. Thomas scored his fifth try in the 63rd minute, before the home side were awarded a penalty try to finish the scoring.

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