Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Avon RFC app

View

Avon 1st - Match centre

Avon
Nailsea & Backwell
J Hardin-Wyatt, G Atherton (2), S Dilloway (3), D Griffin, C Meddick (2), J Batchelor, C Mutlow, B Hurd
Tries
J Batchelor (9)
Conversions
Sat 17 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

15th Win Sees Avon Up to 2nd in Table

Avon produced their best all-round team performance for several years as they annihilated Nailsea/Backwell by 76-12 to move up to 2nd place in Somerset Premier.

The conditions were ripe for open running rugby and Avon responded in style with a scintillating display of dextrous handling and support play to rack up 12 tries.

The writing was on the wall as Bosh Harding-Wyatt surged over for the opening try after a powerful break from Will Hayward and this was quickly followed by their second score as winger Glen Atherton produced a lovely side step to flummox the intended tackles.

As the Avon pack dominated possession with their powerful runners Josh Hiscoff, Xander Davis and Kane Book providing a target across the gain line, sweeping attacking moves followed as they spread the ball wide to stretch the visitors defence. This opened up space which rangy fly half Stuart Dilloway exploited to the full with a hat-trick of tries in a man-of-the-match performance. This left the visitors reeling but, to their credit, they opened their account with a well-taken try before Atherton’s dancing feet brought his second try just before half time.

Staring down the barrel at 36-5 adrift, Nailsea/Backwell enjoyed their best spell of the match after the interval but came unstuck against Avon’s miserly defence. Soon the first half pattern resumed as Avon launched a series of breath taking attacks with incisive lines of running which set up Dan Griffin for their next try. As Avon unloaded their powerful bench, Chaz Meddick joined the action and soon scored a try from a well-worked lineout drive before adding his second after a clever offload from fellow replacement Ian Burnell.

An interception gifted the visitors a welcome try but they then contributed to their own downfall as their 2nd row forward was red-carded for a head-butt which sparked a mass brawl. Once order was restored, Avon continued their try-scoring blitz with another three tries inside the last 5 minutes as the visitors tiring defence disintegrated in the face of wave after wave of Avon attacks. Chris Mutlow was rewarded for several sparkling runs with his try, then Jonny Batchelor sprinted through for another try to add to his 8 conversions in a 21 point personal haul. But the last word went to arch finisher Ben Hurd who came off the bench to touch down their final try in the corner.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Hopscotch

Stuart Dilloway

Player of the Match

Stuart Dilloway

Key moments

7:00
Try Josh Hardin-Wyatt scores for Avon
12:00
Try Glen Atherton scores for Avon
26:00
Try Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
27:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
30:00
Try Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
38:00
Try Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
39:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
40:00
Try Glen Atherton scores for Avon
40:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
48:00
Try Dan Griffin scores for Avon
49:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
50:00
Try Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
51:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
57:00
Try Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
58:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
64:00
Try Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
65:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
71:00
Try Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
72:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
77:00
Try Ben Hurd scores for Avon
78:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon

Highlights

View 0 new events
80:00 Player of the Match
Stuart Dilloway is awarded player of the match for Avon
78:00 Conversion 78 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
77:00 Try 76 - 0
Ben Hurd scores for Avon
72:00 Conversion 71 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
71:00 Try 69 - 0
Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
69:00 Sub On
Ben Hurd is substituted on for Avon
69:00 Sub Off
Glen Atherton is substituted off for Avon
65:00 Conversion 64 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
64:00 Try 62 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
60:00 Sub Off
Sam Book is substituted off for Avon
58:00 Conversion 57 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
57:00 Try 55 - 0
Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
51:00 Conversion 50 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
50:00 Sub On
Chaz Meddick is substituted on for Avon
50:00 Try 48 - 0
Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
50:00 Sub Off
Will Hayward is substituted off for Avon
49:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
48:00 Try 41 - 0
Dan Griffin scores for Avon
40:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
40:00 Try 34 - 0
Glen Atherton scores for Avon
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 29 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
38:00 Try 27 - 0
Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
27:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
26:00 Try 15 - 0
Stuart Dilloway scores for Avon
12:00 Try 10 - 0
Glen Atherton scores for Avon
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Josh Hardin-Wyatt scores for Avon
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Avon
  • Nailsea & Backwell
  • 0
  • Josh Hardin-Wyatt Try 7:00'
  • Glen Atherton Try 12:00'
  • Stuart Dilloway Try 26:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 27:00'
  • Stuart Dilloway Try 30:00'
  • Stuart Dilloway Try 38:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 39:00'
  • Glen Atherton Try 40:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 40:00'
  • Dan Griffin Try 48:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 49:00'
  • Will Hayward Sub Off 50:00'
  • Chaz Meddick Try 50:00'
  • Chaz Meddick Sub On 50:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 51:00'
  • Chaz Meddick Try 57:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 58:00'
  • Sam Book Sub Off 60:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Try 64:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 65:00'
  • Glen Atherton Sub Off 69:00'
  • Ben Hurd Sub On 69:00'
  • Christopher Mutlow Try 71:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 72:00'
  • Ben Hurd Try 77:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 78:00'

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Tribute Somerset Premier results

Minehead Barbarians
18
20

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Gordano 24 105
2. Wiveliscombe 24 103
3. Avon 24 95
4. Weston-s-Mare II 24 87
5. Imperial 24 84
6. Old Redcliffians II 24 75
7. Nailsea & Backwell 24 59

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors