Winscombe run riot at home

Winscombe Rugby Club.

Winscombe Rugby Club. - Credit: Archant

Winscombe romped to an comfortable victory at home to Keynsham.

Winscombe 62 pts

Keynsham 2nd XV 3 pts

WINSCOMBE took an early lead against Keynsham when Callum Stewart crossed in the corner after four minutes.

Keynsham spent the next 15 minutes on the attack, but strong tackles by Flower, Warren and Joe Ford, plus desperate clearances from Steve Pugh and Lewis Podpadec. Winscombe scored again when Jim Rutherford found Howell on his shoulder and he gave Flower a run-in under the posts.

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Soon after, good work by Will Thomas, Pugh and Howell set up Niall Dunkley to run 40 yards to the posts, where he converted his own try.

It took Keynsham only two minutes to reply with a drop goal. The home side scored again when Ford secured a throw-in and made amends with a reprise of Flower’s earlier try for a bonus point after 30 minutes. Pugh converted.

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After the break, Thomas broke away from a maul and charged to the line, converted by Pugh. Howell and Dunkley chased Jim Merryfield’s kick ahead to combine to send Podpadec over for the next try.

The flood gates now opened and four further tries, three converted by Pugh, were scored in the final 12 minutes as the Keynsham defence depleted by injury went missing.

Tries were scored by Thomas, Pugh, Warren and an 80-metre sprint to the line by Stewart.

Winscombe 2nd XV 26 pts

Bristol Harlequins 2nd XV 17 pts

IN their final game of the season against physical opponents, Winscombe beat Bristol Harlequins to leapfrog them in Somerset 2 North, having only lost once in their last 13 matches.

Try scorers were Chris Kitson, Matt Hoy-Green and Oscar Wimshurst (2). Hoy-Green converted three.

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