Winscombe beaten at Minehead

Winscombe travelled to Minehead and returned with a disappointing 38-3 defeat.

Minehead 38 pts

Winscombe 3 pts

WINSCOMBE travelled to Minehead and returned with a disappointing 38-3 defeat.

The visitors took an early lead with a penalty by Owen Howell, after good work by Chris Aske, Tom Nock, George House and James Carter.

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Minehead hit back soon after with a converted try after the hosts were turned over. Good defence by Adam Scrase, Nock and Will Higginbottom kept Minehead out until they kicked a penalty to lead 10-3.

Winscombe had spent the first half repelling the drives of the biggest pack they had confronted this season and were unfortunate not to score from a couple of good breakaways.

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Immediately from the restart they were under the same sort of pressure until a turnover gave them the chance to run out of defence and Howell almost put Aske through a gap.

Winscombe lost House when his legs were kicked from under him and he was replaced by Louis Hooper. An interception by Minehead was run the length of the field for a converted try.

Within four minutes Minehead had scored again after a series of pick and drives close to the line. The hosts increased their lead with another converted try and a late converted try gave Minehead a flattering score of 38-3 at the end of a tough encounter.

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