Keynsham end curtailed season on a high
KEYNSHAM RUGBY CLUB
KEYNSHAM welcomed Crediton to Crown Fields off the back of a recent show of good form, having won the previous three games.
The reverse fixture before the new year saw Keynsham lose 17-8 to the Devonians in an under-par performance.
However, the home side started strongly and throughout the game were the better side, with dominance in the contact area and a strong defence.
A solid performance saw the home side rack up their fourth successive win with a 25-13 victory.
It was a short week until Keynsham’s next fixture, home to local rivals Cleve in a highly anticipated Friday night lights contest.
An army of club volunteers consisting of players past and present worked hard before the game to prepare the pitch after the recent heavy rain.
In what was a tense affair throughout, Keynsham played the conditions more effectively. The home side’s kick chase put the visitors under immense pressure and, in a highly physical encounter, this was vital in gaining important field possession.
Cleve battled hard and their backs showed glimpses of their attacking prowess, but Keynsham’s cover defence played its part and, as the away side tired both mentally and physically, the home side peaked as the game neared its end with a final result of 28-13.
Following Government advice concerning the coronavirus outbreak, the RFU took the unprecedented decision to cancel all rugby below the Premiership.
It is still unknown what the ramifications will be regarding promotion and relegation, but it is near certain that Keynsham will again ply their trade in Tribute South West One West next season, having finished a respectable 8th with a total of 52 points.