Try fest at Crown Fields sees Keynsham Rugby continue winning ways

Published on: 16 Nov 2015

November 2015

An impressive nine-try haul over struggling Gordano saw Keynsham Rugby comfortably put away their visitors 46-12 on Saturday, November 7.

Keynsham started the game strongly, notching their first score within ten minutes. Number 8 and captain Jack Weston picked up from the back of a scrum on Gordano’s 22 and attacked down the blindside, feeding the supporting scrum half James Wetton, who then switched with winger John Pearce, who spliced between the two remaining defenders to touch down. 

The wet and windy weather made any prospect of a game of flowing rugby challenging and the following 20 minutes were scrappy and lacklustre, especially by Keynsham’s standards.

However, the home side’s powerful forwards won a scrum against the head and two quick passes later centre Dave Fairless coasted through the defence to run in from 10 metres inside Gordano’s half. Full back Sam Challenger added the extras. 12-0.

The away side grabbed a try to bring the back into the game with 35  minutes played following a good line break with the Keynsham defence caught napping. 12-5.

However, Keynsham counteracted Gordano’s efforts with a well worked try following a good number of phases with winger Chris Bakker touching down in the corner on the stoke of half time. 17-5.

Following some frank words at half time from the Keynsham coaches, the amber and blacks upped their game to that of the level they usually play at, running in another five tries to Gordano’s one. A mixture of open running rugby, excellent hands and great interlinking play between both backs and forward allowed Keynsham to add another bonus point victory to this year’s results board. Tries in the second half came from Bakker, Callum Fennel, Corey Talbot, Brad Newton and Marlon Dorsett.

Final Score 46-12. 

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