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Avon 1st - Match centre

Avon
Burnham-on-Sea
J Batchelor, Z Harwood (2), I Burnell, C Mutlow
Tries
J Batchelor (3)
Conversions
J Batchelor (2)
Penalties
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

10 Try Thiller as Avon Clinch Another Bonus Point Win

Avon fought back to edge a 37-31 win against an impressive Burnham side to present coach Kai Harwood with an excellent birthday present.

An error strewn first half from Avon gifted Burnham 2 tries after they capitalised on a knock on from a lineout then took advantage of a midfield interception to clock up 2 converted tries. Avon struck back as they moved play upfield and Jonny Batchelor stepped inside to shrug off the tacklers for a try which he also converted.

After a good spell of Avon pressure, Batchelor then added a penalty before the visitors extended their lead with their 3rd try as they picked off an overlap out wide. The topsy-turvy nature of the game continued as half breaks from Tom Boreham then Alex Gapper sucked in the defence before Zak Harwood crashed over the tryline. Burnham collected their bonus point try shortly before half time as an inside pass from their fly half opened the home defence for another converted try to take an 11 point lead into the break.

In the second half, Avon gradually grew into the game as their pack started to dominate and denied Burnham’s dangerous runners any front foot ball. In turn, it was Avon’s opportunity to demonstrate their attacking prowess as swiftly recycled ball was transferred to powerful centre Harwood who again surged through for his second try, converted by Batchelor. Then Avon suddenly took the lead for the first time as the game entered the last quarter as the tireless Ian Burnell finished off a line out drive for a well-rehearsed try.

Burnham weren’t finished yet though and exploited some lax defence to regain the lead with their 5th try. With time running out, Avon increased their intensity and tested Burnham’s defence on both sides of the pitch before working the ball wide where prop Chris Mutlow produced an outrageous sidestep then outpaced the cover defence to score the winning try in the corner. Batchelor again slotted the touchline conversion then added a final penalty with the last act of an entertaining game as Burnham desperately tried to run out of their 22.

Afterwards, Kai Harwood said “I’m proud of the never-say-die attitude of this team who overturned a threatening deficit against some well-drilled opponents. The versatility of the players, epitomised by man-of-the-match Sam Book, also made light of several enforced changes from last week.”

Avon travel to take on Imperial next week whilst their 2nds host Oldfield 3rds.

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Key moments

13:00
Try Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
14:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
22:00
Penalty Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon
34:00
Try Zak Harwood scores for Avon
55:00
Try Zak Harwood scores for Avon
56:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
63:00
Try Ian Burnell scores for Avon
77:00
Try Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
78:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
80:00
Penalty Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon

Highlights

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80:00 Penalty 37 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon
78:00 Conversion 34 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
77:00 Try 32 - 0
Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
63:00 Try 27 - 0
Ian Burnell scores for Avon
61:00 Sub Off
Xander Davis is substituted off for Avon
61:00 Sub On
Ian Monachino-Ayres is substituted on for Avon
60:00 Sub Off
Lucus Pratt is substituted off for Avon
60:00 Sub On
Chris Sawyer is substituted on for Avon
56:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
55:00 Try 20 - 0
Zak Harwood scores for Avon
End of period 1
34:00 Try 15 - 0
Zak Harwood scores for Avon
22:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a penalty for Avon
14:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
13:00 Try 5 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
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As it happened

  • Avon
  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • 0
  • Jonathon Batchelor Try 13:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 14:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Penalty 22:00'
  • Zak Harwood Try 34:00'
  • Zak Harwood Try 55:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 56:00'
  • Lucus Pratt Sub Off 60:00'
  • Chris Sawyer Sub On 60:00'
  • Xander Davis Sub Off 61:00'
  • Ian Monachino-Ayres Sub On 61:00'
  • Ian Burnell Try 63:00'
  • Christopher Mutlow Try 77:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 78:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Penalty 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wiveliscombe 15 65
2. Nailsea & Backwell 15 54
3. Avon 14 51
4. Burnham-on-Sea 15 49
5. Oldfield Old Boys 15 46
6. Imperial 15 45
7. Minehead Barbarians 15 42

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