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St Bernadettes Old Boys
Avon
Tries
B Hurd, X Davis, W Hayward, O Flight
Conversions
J Batchelor (3)
Penalties
J Batchelor
Wed 18 Apr 19:00 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

19th Win in Rescheduled Match

After a ragged start, Avon hit back to collect another try scoring bonus with this 29 – 12 win against St Bernadettes on Wednesday evening.

Disrupted by their late arrival and with several players playing in unfamiliar positions, Avon made a sluggish start and were 2 tries down inside the first 15 minutes. St Bernadettes in contrast were keenly prepared and made an explosive start, scoring their first try almost from the kick off thanks to several missed tackles. They adopted a pacey open style and soon were rewarded with their second try from a quickly taken short penalty to touch down near the posts for the easy conversion.

Avon dug in and worked hard to get back up the slope but all too often were undone by a series of handling errors and turnovers. After a few dangerous runs from Jonny Batchelor, he did slot a penalty to open Avon’s account. Their forwards, led by man-of-the-match Chaz Meddick, then started to get on top with some thunderous scrums and eventually gained a pushover try from Ben Hurd for his 10th try of the season. With Batchelor’s conversion, Avon somehow only turned around 2 points adrift at half time after withstanding a pounding from the Saints attacks.

Unleashing their strong bench at the interval, Avon immediately reaped dividends as Ian Burnell powered forward to create space and then, after a series of pick-and-drives, Xander Davis surged over for the try to take the lead. Now in the ascendancy, Zak Harwood suddenly burst through midfield and found Will Hayward in support to charge over for their 3rd try, again converted by Batchelor to top 150 points for the season. With Tom Boreham showing some good touches in midfield and Meddick enjoying a storming game in the tight and loose play, Avon soon added the next try as Ollie Flight cruised over for the touchdown.

St Bernadettes v Avon
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With 20 minutes left to play down the slope, Avon then failed to deal with the restart and suffered another blow as influential skipper scott book was forced to leave the field not long after coming off the bench with a nasty ear injury after a gratuitous stamp from one of the home forwards. The final quarter remained scoreless as Avon’s defence withstood another Saints onslaught to close out the game.

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Chaz Meddick

Player of the Match

Chaz Meddick

Key moments

9:00
Penalty Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon
30:00
Try Ben Hurd scores for Avon
31:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
43:00
Try Xander Davis scores for Avon
44:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
65:00
Try Will Hayward scores for Avon
66:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
75:00
Try Olly Flight scores for Avon

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St Bernadettes v Avon
13 photos
St Bernadettes v Avon

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Chaz Meddick is awarded player of the match for Avon
75:00 Try 0 - 29
Olly Flight scores for Avon
66:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
65:00 Try 0 - 22
Will Hayward scores for Avon
44:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
43:00 Try 0 - 15
Xander Davis scores for Avon
41:01 Sub On
Ian Burnell is substituted on for Avon
41:01 Sub On
Olly Flight is substituted on for Avon
41:01 Sub On
scott book is substituted on for Avon
41:00 Sub Off
Sam Book is substituted off for Avon
41:00 Sub Off
Daniel Mutlow is substituted off for Avon
41:00 Sub Off
Damien Sawyer is substituted off for Avon
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
30:00 Try 0 - 8
Ben Hurd scores for Avon
9:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon
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As it happened

  • St Bernadettes Old Boys
  • Avon
  • 0
  • Jonathon Batchelor Penalty 9:00'
  • Ben Hurd Try 30:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 31:00'
  • Daniel Mutlow Sub Off 41:00'
  • Sam Book Sub Off 41:00'
  • Damien Sawyer Sub Off 41:00'
  • Ian Burnell Sub On 41:01'
  • Olly Flight Sub On 41:01'
  • scott book Sub On 41:01'
  • Xander Davis Try 43:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 44:00'
  • Will Hayward Try 65:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 66:00'
  • Olly Flight Try 75:00'

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# 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

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