Zu­tic red costs Broad­street badly

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 South - ■ By CLIVE MITCHELL

RESURGENT Barn­sta­ple came from 15-0 down to claim their sixth vic­tory of the sea­son at sec­ond­from-bot­tom Broad­street.

Scores from Jar­rad Hayler, Luke Berry and Wil­liams Topps saw the Chiefs home, with the vis­i­tors tak­ing full ad­van­tage of Chris Zu­tic’s red card in the 40th minute.

The home side raced into a hand­some lead inside the open­ing 11 min­utes, Jake Dodd and Nick Thatcher scor­ing ei­ther side of a Dan Glasse penalty.

Barn­sta­ple’s Jor­dan Pether­bridge let the strug­gling hosts off the hook by miss­ing two penal­ties but a penalty try saw the vis­i­tors open their ac­count, mak­ing it 15-7 at the break

Broad­street’s task was made all the more dif­fi­cult when Zu­tic was red-carded for se­ri­ous foul play. From there, Hayler grabbed Barn­sta­ple’s first try of the game with 55 min­utes on the clock and although that score went un­con­verted, Gwyn Parks suc­cess­fully dis­sected the posts on the hour mark to level mat­ters at 15-15.

Two min­utes later, the Devon side con­tin­ued their as­sault and took the lead for the first time, Berry dot­ting down.

With 13 min­utes left, Topps rounded off Barn­sta­ple’s vic­tory, crash­ing over the line to se­cure a bonus point for his team.

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