Chew Valley 80 Oakhampton 6

An offside penalty gave visiting 15 Kerian Lee an easy shot but it went 10 metres wide on six minutes. With second row Brad Curtis making ground in the centre, the visitors had the best of the first ten minutes but first possession  and strong carries from No 8, Scott Parsons and centre Joe Cowell put centre Miles Moorhouse in under the posts for Tom Bryan to convert andd make it 7-0.

Another penalty chance for Lee on eighteen minutes was successful, making it 7-3.

Chew Valley were penalised for high shots with the opposition dipping into the tackle, highlighting the confusion over the new laws. With prop Dean Brooker doing the hard work scrum half Ben Mead dummied and scooted over for a try on twenty two minutes converted by Bryan to make it 14-3.

Another penalty for a high tackle despite the carrying player dipping in (the sixth) was converted by Lee on twenty seven minutes. 14.6

A 50.22 by Moorhouse and with two quick rucks and winger Joe Webb in the line, Moorhouse grabbed his second on 33. Bryan converted to make it 21-7.

The bonus point try came from a maul driven over from 5 metres with hooker Jack Monk stearing. Bryan converted 28 6.

Scott Parsons beat five defenders en-route to the line, Bryan converted 35.6 on 38.

Mead went blind off a maul against one defender and the dummy was bought for his second. Bryan converted and that was half time 42.6

Flanker Tom Waddington crossed after forty two minutes to make it 47.6.

Joe Wooller replaced Waddington, Louis White replaced Johhny Eves in the front row and Jamie Collier replaced Moirhouse in the centre.

White scored with his first touch after flanker Matt Wright took a ball at the back of the line and it was effectively mauled, Bryan converted making the score 54-6.

A first yellow due to interpretation of the location of the sternum went to Wright on fixty six minutes.

A Parsons turnover relieved the immediate pressure and the next ten minutes were non description as the heat took its toll.

Second row Matt Dailly picked up a knock.on the hour after an impressive debut. (Not to be confused with Mark Daly.)

Bryan picked up an infield pass from winger Harry Stride and hit the afterburner to leave defenders grasping at air for a try that he converted on sixty three minutes. 61-6

Stride showed he has real pace with a try scored from halfway from the restart. 66-6

Second row Dan Brooker took the restart and went to the 22 when the ball went wide, white line fever took hold and the chance was missed.

Chief’s lost scrum half with 10 to go but battled on despite not having the cutting edge to convert when in the red zone. Bryan did it again from his own ten metre line and converted 73.6 with three minutes to go.

 From the restart the Brookers made ground and with White in support and Wooler outside to take the scoring pass under the post, Bryan converted and that was it, 80-6

Andrew Tanner