Winscombe off to a flying start

Winscombe RFC tractor.

Winscombe RFC tractor. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe started the new season in good form, winning 46-0 at Keynsham.

Keynsham 2nds 0 pts

Winscombe 46 pts

WINSCOMBE started the new season in good form, with a comfortable 46-0 victory over Keynsham seconds.

They scored their first points with from a penalty by Owen Howell after good work by new flanker Stuart Warren. Winscombe increased their lead with a try by full-back Kane Hawkins, converted by Howell.

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Prior to the try, Lucas Humphrey went on a 50-metre run, but lost control of the ball in the act of touching down under the posts.

Joe Ford was taking all Winscombe’s own ball, while Greg Brown was disrupting the Keynsham throw. Good work by captain Dan Fryer forced a penalty and Howell took the score to 0-13 from in front of the posts. Will Thomas scored a pushover try for end the first-half scoring.

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After the break, Winscombe gave away fewer penalties and put together some good passages of play to stay in sufficient control to score four more tries.

Warren scored after good work by the forwards. James Flower was next on the scoresheet after good work by Adam Scrase, Simon Thompson, Fryer and Aske.

Thomas sent Howell on an incisive break to give Flower his second try in six minutes. Winscombe’s final try came when they were awarded a penalty and after a powerful drive, Fryer cleaned out the ruck to let Scrase in. Howell converted two of the second half tries and substitute Steve Pugh one.

WINSCOMBE RFC was chosen by the RFU to be a recipient of one of their better facilities grants leading up to the 2015 World Cup which is being staged in England and Wales.

The grant has gone towards the provision of a new tractor and associated ground improvement equipment to be used by volunteers within the club, which will help to reduce the club’s annual ground maintenance costs and improve the playing surface and surrounding areas.

Club chairman Mike Vowles, said: “We are delighted that our project has been chosen as a recipient for a grant. The World Cup will inspire a new wave of people of all ages to become involved in rugby and this RFU investment will help our club to become even better equipped to welcome newcomers.”

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