13th October 2017, 13:35 | university

Gloucestershire take the points as Exeter still look for their first win

Gloucestershire take the points as Exeter still look for their first win

By Dan Richardson

UNIVERSITY ROUND UP – PREMIER SOUTH 

Gloucestershire earned a 28-10 away win in the Premier South over Exeter, whose search for their first win of the new season continues.

Despite the strong defensive effort from Exeter, they failed to capitalise with tries of their own after only getting over the line twice. Their tries came from Jack Ellis and Hugo Green with James Lee converting one of those tries. 

Exeter's Tom Pettengell said: "It was a tough game for both sides, huge effort in defence from Exeter but the experience of Gloucestershire won them the game."

On the other hand, Gloucestershire managed to cross the line five times, twice via Luke Stevens and the remainder coming from Calum Bradbury, Josh Verity and River Hoshiar. Calum Bradbury also converted one of the tries while Callum Merrett kicked two conversions.

Gloucestershire's Man of the Match award was given to Luke Kilford while their captain, Errol Carter, said: "It was a great team effort where everyone dug deep and played for each other. There was a patch where we were under it for 20 minutes but we got through it with great team spirit which was pleasing."

Another away win in the Premier South came from Bath as they beat their opponents, Nottingham Trent, 20-12. Toby Cornish and Ben Reid, who both earned the man of the match awards for their respective teams, also got on the scoresheet.

Cornish scored one of the two tries for the home side, with the other being scored by Ross McGee, both tries were converted by Daniel Swan. Meanwhile, Bath scored four tries with Sam Fraser, Kwame Kwaasi and Cooper Bent adding to Ben Reid's try and Rory Hamilton converting just two from four attempts.

The only other game in the Premier South was between Loughborough and St Marys, with Loughborough getting the win over the away side as the score finished 30-18.

14 points in total for Harry Chapman helped his side to victory, after he scored two tries, kicked two conversions and was also successful with his penalty attempt. However, it was Joe Spencely who was given the man of the match for Loughborough after his solid performance.

Callum Man also scored two tries with Josh Boulger and Brad Brewer scoring the other two. St Marys try scorers were Josh Robson, Eric Sims, Tom Firth and Elis Staines with one conversion coming from Charles Hammond, man of the match for the away side was awarded to Marcus Hockey.