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Avon 1st - Match centre

Avon
Hornets II
C Meddick, L Pratt, A Gapper, J Batchelor, B Hurd, S Book, J Pulvertaft
Tries
J Batchelor (6)
Conversions
Sat 3 Nov 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Unbeaten Home Record Extended

Avon showed their strength in depth as an unusual looking team produced a scintillating performance to beat Weston Hornets 2nds by 54 points to nil.

Although missing 7 regular choices and with several players appearing in unfamiliar positions – including skipper scott book at fly half – their handling and support play was outstanding and resulted in 8 tries against the despairing visitors defence.

Chaz Meddick opened the scoring with a powerful drive over the try line in the early stages before a thrilling burst from livewire scrum half Alex Gapper on halfway found Lucas Pratt on an excellent support run to touch down near the posts. A fluent handling movement involving Meddick, chairman Ian Monochino-Ayres and Xander Davis, then freed up space which Gapper used to great effect to finish off their third try.

Fielding 7 back row forwards amongst the pack and backs, Avon’s off-loading game constantly kept Hornets guessing and it was no surprise when they added the bonus point try before half time as Jonny Batchelor crossed out wide. His third successful conversion gave Avon a comfortable 26-0 lead at the interval, which they immediately extended after the restart as a line out catch and drive saw Ben Hurd emerge from the pile of bodies for his first try of the season.

Avon 1st v Hornets
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Another powerful forward drive sucked in the Hornets defence before the ball was moved wide to Pratt to switch inside for his second try. Having had running repairs on a head wound, hooker Sam Book scored the next try after Gapper had burst through from quick line out ball. Constant recycling and support work then led to Ian Burnell taking route 1 before eventually being hauled down but the ball was again swiftly moved to the blindside where JJ Pulvertaft scored their final try. Batchelor added his 7th conversion to finish with a personal tally of 19 points.

Afterwards, avid touchline supporter Mike Butcher who was celebrating his 40 years with the club said “It’s a pleasure to watch this side produce a performance like that, particularly with so many players showing their versatility and should create some selection problems when the unavailable players return to action.”

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Key moments

3:00
Try Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
20:00
Try Lucus Pratt scores for Avon
21:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
23:00
Try Alex Gapper scores for Avon
24:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
27:00
Try Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
28:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
47:00
Try Ben Hurd scores for Avon
48:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
61:00
Try Sam Book scores for Avon
62:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
75:00
Try JJ Pulvertaft scores for Avon
76:00
Conversion Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon

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Avon 1st v Hornets
36 photos
Avon 1st v Hornets

Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
75:00 Try 45 - 0
JJ Pulvertaft scores for Avon
70:00 Sub Off
Matt Thresher is substituted off for Avon
70:00 Sub On
William Monachino Aryes is substituted on for Avon
66:00 Sub Off
Chaz Meddick is substituted off for Avon
66:00 Sub On
Daniel Mutlow is substituted on for Avon
65:00 Sub Off
Ian Monachino-Ayres is substituted off for Avon
65:00 Sub On
Dave Rutter is substituted on for Avon
62:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
61:00 Try 38 - 0
Sam Book scores for Avon
48:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
47:00 Try 31 - 0
Ben Hurd scores for Avon
End of period 1
28:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
27:00 Try 24 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor scores for Avon
24:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
23:00 Try 17 - 0
Alex Gapper scores for Avon
21:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Jonathon Batchelor kicks a conversion for Avon
20:00 Try 10 - 0
Lucus Pratt scores for Avon
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Chaz Meddick scores for Avon
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As it happened

  • Avon
  • Hornets II
  • 0
  • Chaz Meddick Try 3:00'
  • Lucus Pratt Try 20:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 21:00'
  • Alex Gapper Try 23:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 24:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Try 27:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 28:00'
  • Ben Hurd Try 47:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 48:00'
  • Sam Book Try 61:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 62:00'
  • Ian Monachino-Ayres Sub Off 65:00'
  • Dave Rutter Sub On 65:00'
  • Chaz Meddick Sub Off 66:00'
  • Daniel Mutlow Sub On 66:00'
  • Matt Thresher Sub Off 70:00'
  • William Monachino Aryes Sub On 70:00'
  • JJ Pulvertaft Try 75:00'
  • Jonathon Batchelor Conversion 76:00'

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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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