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Avon 1st - Match centre

C Meddick, C Mutlow, s book
T Boreham (2)
Sat 6 Oct TBC - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Winning Run Halted In Sensational Style


Avon suffered a shock defeat as Imperial pulled off an incredible comeback with 3 unanswered tries inside the final 6 minutes to emerge 34-19 winners.

Although having to select 3 forwards in their back line due to injuries, Avon made light of the changes in the first half as they raced to a 19-3 lead with tries from Chaz Meddick, Chris Mutlow and scott book.

Imperial scored a try to close the gap but with time running out, there was no sign of the drama to come with Avon odds on to extend their winning run. Deciding to throw caution to the winds, Imps ran the ball at every opportunity and took advantage of some unusually slack defence to add another quickfire hat-trick of converted tries to turn the game on its head and leave Avon wondering what could have been.

Meanwhile Avon 2nds hosted St Mary’s 3rds who stepped in at short notice to fill a gap. Although not a Merit Table match, St Mary’s showed great sportsmanship to loan a few players to Avon to balance out the numbers in the spirit of rugby. An enjoyable match resulted with Avon just edging a close competitive game with tries from skipper Louis Belsten, Matt Thresher, Dave Rutter (2), Francesco (2) and Connor.

Key moments

Try Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
Conversion Tom Boreham kicks a conversion for Avon
Try Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
Conversion Tom Boreham kicks a conversion for Avon
Try scott book scores for Avon


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60:00 Try 0 - 19
scott book scores for Avon
41:00 Sub Off
Chaz Meddick is substituted off for Avon
41:00 Sub On
Ben Hurd is substituted on for Avon
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Tom Boreham kicks a conversion for Avon
38:00 Try 0 - 12
Christopher Mutlow scores for Avon
21:00 Try 0 - 5
Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
21:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Tom Boreham kicks a conversion for Avon
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As it happened

  • Imperial
  • Avon
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  • Chaz Meddick Try 21:00'
  • Tom Boreham Conversion 21:00'
  • Christopher Mutlow Try 38:00'
  • Tom Boreham Conversion 39:00'
  • Ben Hurd Sub On 41:00'
  • Chaz Meddick Sub Off 41:00'
  • scott book Try 60:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Wiveliscombe 24 99
2. Burnham-on-Sea 24 93
3. Imperial 24 83
4. Avon 24 78
5. Yatton 25 71
6. Minehead Barbarians 24 69
7. Nailsea & Backwell 24 68

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