Beechen Cliff School made it two victories out of three on Wednesday with a comprehensive 3-31 victory on the road against City of Oxford College to move to second in the AASE South Group.
The Bath Rugby Partnership Programme produced a strong defensive display in the first period to reduce Oxford to just three first half points despite long periods spent on the attack. Beechen Cliff’s resilience shone through with tries from Archie Alexander and Ollie de Glanville giving the visitors a 12-3 lead in windy conditions.
Bath Rugby’s Orlando Bailey and de Glanville played a pivotal role in managing the game in difficult conditions in the second half. Gabe Goss scored twice, with Bailey adding another to score 19 unanswered points in a clinical second 40 minutes.
Beechen Cliff will host top of the table Hartpury next Wednesday, with last season’s winners unbeaten in their opening three games.
City of Oxford College 3-31 Beechen Cliff School
Beechen Cliff School 26-8 Truro and Penwith College
SGS Filton College 28-5 Beechen Cliff School
Beechen Cliff School v Hartpury College – Wednesday 2nd October (14:00)
St Pauls Catholic College v Beechen Cliff School – Wednesday 9th October (14:00)
Beechen Cliff College v Exeter College – Wednesday 16th October (14:00)
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