Cheltenham secure survival with victory at ​Bristol Harlequins

Bristol Harlequins 24 v 38 Cheltenham

After a mid-week thumping at the hands of Western Counties North League champions elect Matson, Cheltenham travelled to lowly Bristol Quins and secured a hard fought win that secured their position in the league going into the last two games of a topsy-turvy season.

The game was in the 11th minute before Quins opened the scoring with a Josh White try with the boot of Chris Page converting. Cheltenham opened their account shortly afterwards when Sam Coles skipped past his marker with Ryan Hill converting.

Rugby. Cheltenham Tigers v Wellington at Newlands, Cheltenham. l2r Adam Pickford offloads to Ryker Barrowcliffe. Picture by Rosemary Watts 16/01/15

Rugby. Cheltenham Tigers v Wellington at Newlands, Cheltenham.
l2r Adam Pickford offloads to Ryker Barrowcliffe.
Picture by Rosemary Watts
16/01/15

 Cheltenham continued to have the upper hand and in the19 th minute skipper James Hillier forced his way over from short range with Hill again on target to lead 14-7. Quins then missed a soft penalty from in front of the post.Quins Then however responded with a Page penalty. Worse was to follow for Cheltenham when Coles misguided kick found George Clutterbuck who ran in a try with Page converting to lead14-17.

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