N&B U14's secure semi-final place in Somerset Cup
In a close encounter with Keynsham, N&B u14's secured their second semi-final place of the season
Nailsea & Backwell u14’s secured their place in the Somerset Cup Semi-Final with a dramatic win at Keynsham, to go with their semi-final place in the BJC Cup.
Playing in to the wind in the first half, Nailsea started strongly with a run from Charlie Cox. Good defensive play by Keynsham kept Nailsea out, but following 3 phases of play, Rufus Ward stormed over from the 22 to put Nailsea ahead. The try was converted by James Warren. this brought Keynsham in to life who then scored two quick tries to take a 12-7 lead. In a see-saw first half, N&B then took control of possession with their forwards making good ground. When the ball was sun out, a good kick through from Warren was gathered by Adam Penny who drove over to score which Warren converted.
It was the Keynsham’s turn to dominate possession and whilst Nailsea turned over the ball, the clearance kick was charged down and Keynsham scored a converted try to go in to half time 19-14 up.
The second half was dominated by Nailsea, but Keynsham’s defence held firm until some good running out Harvey Davis over in the corner. Jakob Hole was unfortunate not get get the conversion from wide out. Nailsea then continued to hammer at the Keynsham try line with good hard running from Cox, Jamie Thornton and Ward. A series of penalties were run to suck in the defence before the ball was spread out wide for Tom Fortune to score with the last play of the game.
In a very close game, Nailsea probably deserved the win in a great show of commitment.