Clevedon (away) 18th February 2017


Clevedon 17pts
Drybrook 12pts

Drybrook were just edged out at second placed Clevedon with both teams playing their part in a good open game.
Tom Treherne put Drybrook into an early 6 point lead with two penalties after his team had dominated the opening 10 minutes and saw a third effort drop just short.
Clevedon always looked dangerous in broken play and took the lead after 15 minutes with a converted try when they countered off a poor clearance kick to touch down in the corner.
Ten minutes later Clevedon extended their lead with a long range penalty but Drybrook kept plugging away and soon closed the gap.
A good attack,in which new centre Charlie Hubert was prominent, took play up to the home line where a deliberate knock on led to a yellow card for the home side and a simple penalty for Treherne in front of the posts.

Half time:
Clevedon 10pts
Drybrook 9pts

Drybrook started the second half well and a good catch and drive from a line out brought a penalty which Treherne converted to give his side the lead.
Clevedon then enjoyed a good period of ball retention with a lot of pick and goes and were held up in the in goal area as Drybrook were forced on the defensive.
Drybrook survived but mid way through the half the home side conjured a try out of nothing by exploiting a gap down the blind side on half way to run in a good try.
With 20 minutes left Drybrook lost Danny Price to the sin bin when he was singled out following a altercation on the touch line. It was a little harsh as his Clevedon counterpart got away with a stiff lecture.
Despite this set back Drybrook continued to press but as soon as Price was back on they lost another man to the bin. This time Tim Stevenson was singled out and there was no way back for Drybrook.
Clevedon dominated the last few minutes and had a couple of long range penalty attempts but both were off target which meant Drybrook at least managed a losing bonus point for their efforts.

Drybrook 1st XV; Rhys Gardner, Mitch Baldwin, Charlie Hubert, Ben Large (capt), Ollie Moore, Tim Stevenson, Tom Treherne, Huw Rimmer, Ashley Howells, Mitch Hale, Will Greenway, Glenn Nott, Danny Price, Sam Peaper, Mitch Bourne.
Replacements; Alex Wolfe, Chris Rawlings, Nathan Tucker.


Old Patesians ‘A’ 5pts
Drybrook United 19pts

A good all round effort from a team showing many changes gave Drybrook victory at Patesians Everest Road ground.
In particular the Drybrook pack ground the life out of their hosts and were responsible for all three tries through the impressive Jack Whiting, second row Marcus Cowles and a penalty try.
Skipper Andy Milner added 2 conversions and it was particularly good to see No 8 Ashley Jennings and hooker Connor Auker-Howlett back after long injury lay offs.

Drybrook United XV; Jimmy Ryder, Matt Freeman, Luke Roberts, Connor Hale, Jack Freeman, Andy Milner (capt), Gareth Holdsworth, Steve Virgo, Connor Auker-Howlett, Anthony Suter, Marcus Cowles, Joe James, Len Mulhane, Jack Whiting, Ashley Jennings.
Replacements; Jon Pritchard, Alex Smailes, Will Bailey


Drybrook Extras
Dursley II 

Match cancelled as Dursley were unable to raise a team.