Somerset 3 South

Chard 3rds 7, Wyvern 31

KNOWING a bonus-point win would only be enough if Tor dropped points at Midsomer Norton, Wyvern travelled to old friends Chard for the last league game of the season.

Wyvern dominated early on and twice managed to drop the ball when frankly scoring seemed the easier option.

Chard rallied and managed to get the opening points of the game against the run of the play with a converted try after some good play.

Wyvern continued to dominate possession and territory and their efforts were rewarded with a penalty try.

Wyvern pushed again and captain Jon Parish managed to crash over the line for an unconverted try.

With the first half coming to an end, Wyvern started to play more expansively.

Dave Audemard ran an excellent line then cut away from the Chard defence for Wyvern’s third try.

The physicality of the game took its toll after the break as players from both teams needed the magic sponge and the relief of substitution as the tackles mounted.

Gary Harding, a Wyvern front row stalwart, unfortunately dislocated and broke his shoulder – both teams wish him a speedy recovery.

Wyvern’s bonus point try arrived when winger Jamie Bere scored near the posts - Martin Howe converted.

Billy Vernon, playing at centre for Wyvern, dotted down for the last points.

Tor beat Midsomer Norton 41-22, guaranteeing them both the league and promotion on points difference.

Wyvern have cause for frustration as some teams were not able to raise a side during the season thus denying Wyvern the chance to improve their points difference.

This is not to take anything away from Tor’s achievement and they are wished well for next season.

Wyvern now have to wait and see what the Somerset RFU decide around league structures for next season.