Winscombe get back to winning ways

AFTER three weeks of frustration when Wincombe lost by only a few points each time, it was good to restore some pride and confidence with a win against Tor.

AFTER three weeks of frustration when Wincombe lost by only a few points each time, it was good to restore some pride and confidence with a win against Tor.

After only eight minutes, Tor forced themselves onto the Winscombe line and despite some dogged defending, the visitors put together some clever handling for 17-year-old newcomer Alfie Lee playing at full-back in his first premiership game, to score in the corner.

Undeterred, Winscombe started to gain some possession and move the ball around, exposing a number of gaps in the Tor defence. This culminated in centre Matt Hoy-Green switching play to the blind side and with returning centre George House in support the final pass put winger James Flower over for a try, which James Carter converted.

A few minutes after the first try some quick phases of play saw Winscombe scrum-half Louis Hooper spin the ball out and with a half break by House, the final pass to winger Rob Clift saw him over in the corner.


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The final points of the half came when effort by the Winscombe forwards especially from veteran locks Ryan Robinson, Chris Aske and replacement Mike Vowles, secured turnover ball and slick passing found Flower, who stepped inside two defenders to score leaving Winscombe 17-5 up at half-time.

As with many games this season, Winscombe seemed to rest on their laurels in the second half and Tor seemed to step up a gear.

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Most of the half was spent in a dire battle in midfield with possession swapping at regular intervals. Good open play by both teams frequently culminated with basic mistakes.

Tor finished off the half with a spectacular blindside move down the left wing for new boy Lee to score his second try which Tor stand-off Dan Ferriday converted from the touch line.

This Saturday, Winscombe are away at Wells with the second team at home to St Bernadettes, both kick-off at 2.30pm.

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