Winscombe claim first trophy in anniversary year


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Winscombe celebrated their 50th anniversary season by winning the club’s first trophy.

Winscombe 17 pts

Gordano 15 pts

WINSCOMBE celebrated their 50th anniversary season by winning the club’s first trophy, the Bristol Combination Good Morning Disposables sponsored Cyril Parson Memorial Bowl.

They beat Gordano 17-15 thanks to a 78th minute try by Matt Hoy-Green, having been behind for most of the match.

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Gordano took the lead with a penalty and a converted try before Owen Howell replied with a penalty. Gordano were then dealt a blow when their influential fly-half Joe Rowsall went off injured, shortly followed by a prop being sent off.

However, Gordano extended their lead just before half-time when their full-back crossed in the corner.

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After the break, James Flower scored under the posts, to give Howell an easy conversion. Gordano held out until the 78th minute when Hoy-Green broke through a tiring defence. Howell’s conversion gave Winscombe victory.

Old Reds 2nd XV 13 pts

Winscombe 22 pts

BACK to Somerset Premier League action, Winscombe defeated Old Reds 22-13 to round off a good week.

The visitors went behind to two penalty goals before Owen Howell replied with one for the visitors. Winscombe took a small lead into the break when Will Thomas touched down.

After the break, the Winscombe back three of Steve Pugh, Sam Fisher and Craig Telega dealt well Old Reds’ kicks and the fringe defence was sound. Eventually Winscombe found some rhythm and after good work by Adam Scrase, Simon Thompson managed to force his way over for two tries. Howell added the extras both times.

Between these scores, Old Reds closed the gap with an interception try from just inside their own half and converted from wide out, but Thompson’s try eased the nerves and sealed a deserved victory, their ninth in 10 games.

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