Gordano Rugby Football Club

Gordano defeat high-flyers

by Andy Davies

GORDANO Sharks welcomed high-flying Weston reserves to Caswell Lane.

Having been well beaten earlier in the season and having four Somerset Premier League places between them, it looked a tall order to get anything out of the fixture.

The comprehensive win the week before against league strugglers Imperial, seemed to give the Sharks renewed confidence to spin the ball wide, despite the wet and sticky conditions.

Despite having most of the ball and possession, there was still no score after 20 minutes. Gordano stuck to their guns and continued to play their expansive brand of rugby and the hard-working pack kept providing a regular supply of quick ball for their exciting young back line to use.

Tries came from Elliot Hanscombe, Aaron French and a brace for Joe Harris. With two conversions from Joe Rowsall, Gordano ran out 24-10 winners and collected their second try bonus point in two weeks to rise two places up the table in the process.

On Saturday, they entertain Stothert and Pitt in a re-arranged fixture. A win against the Bath side would put Gordano into fifth place in the Somerset Premier League as they enter the Christmas period.

Gordano were due to travel to Winscombe in the Somerset Vase. This game fell victim to the freeze and will now be re-arranged.

Gordano 2nds suffered their first defeat of the season when they came unstuck at second-placed Hornets and consequently relinquished their lead of Somerset 2 North. The final score or 25-8 was a little harsh on the Gordano squad, who played some great rugby, despite the conditions and were finally outdone by a heavier and more physical pack. Wing, Phil Hodder crossed for their only try.


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Other Somerset Premier League Results

Taunton 2nd XV P P Winscombe
Tor 25 0 Imperial
Nailsea & Backwell 12 14 Stothert & Pitt
Minehead Barbarians 29 15 Old Redcliffians 2nd XV
Gordano 24 10 Weston Super Mare 2nd XV
Midsomer Norton 61 14 Wiveliscombe
Chew Valley 38 7 Keynsham 2nd XV


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