BRACKNELL RFC recorded a second National Three South West victory of the season with a dominant 33-12 success at home to Lydney.

The hosts opened up a 6-0 lead through two Liam Hemming penalties midway through the first half, before Lydney were reduced to 14 men when back rower Lewis Williams was sent to the sin bin.

Just before half-time, pressure from Bracknell saw them cross the Lydney try line, but they were unable to ground the ball.

However, from the resulting scrum, the ball was released to the Bracknell backs, and Peceli Nacamavuto fed wing Stuart Mackay who crossed for the opening try. Hemming kicked the conversion to make it 13-0.

Hemming added another penalty after the interval, and 10 minutes into the second half Bracknell turned over a Lydney ball, before quick hands from Lachlan Valentine allowed Nacamavuto to break through the Lydney defence and score Bracknell’s second try. Hemming again added the extras.

Lydney were reduced to 14 men again shortly after although the numbers were to be equalled up a minute later when Valentine was sent to the sin for a no-arms tackle.

Lydney cut the gap midway through the half with a try from a driving maul, and they were to further close the gap with a pushover scrum to reduce the arrears to 23-12.

However, any fears of a Lydney fightback were eased with another Hemming penalty.

With time up on the clock, a penalty was awarded to Bracknell in front of the Lydney posts, and the hosts elected for a scrum rather than a shot at goal.

Off the back of the set piece, scrum half Ally Walton was able to dash through a gap that had appeared in the Lydney defence for Bracknell’s third try, and Hemming’s fine display with the boot continued as he landed the conversion.

The result pleased Bracknell head of rugby, Daniel Ap Dafydd, who said: “I am happy with the result and I thought we showed some great defence.”

Bracknell travel to second-bottom Cleve this Saturday (2.30pm).