Emphatic victory for Nailsea youngsters

PUBLISHED: 09:27 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 17 January 2018

Nailsea & Backwell RFC Under-13s.

Nailsea & Backwell RFC Under-13s.

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Nailsea & Backwell Under-13s returned from Avonmouth with an emphatic victory.

Nailsea & Backwell Under-13s travelled to Avonmouth for only their second meeting in four years and came away with an emphatic victory.

Avonmouth caught Nailsea napping and opened the scoring within the first five minutes. Nailsea evened the score shortly after when fly-half, Sam Chidzey intercepted Avonmouth’s pass on the halfway line

Nailsea then took control of the game and even though they were up against a much larger pack, their forwards dominated the scrums which saw them win clean ball to set up a further seven tries.

Special mention must go to Manuel Soriano and Charlie Letherby, whose consistent workrate impressed in both the scrums and rucks.

Avonmouth did not give up and their resilience saw them utilise the speed of their backs to cross Nailsea’s line with one further try

The final play of the game saw Nailsea’s quick passing create an overlap which allowed debutant Matthew Jupp use his natural pace to run 60 metres and seal the victory .

Despite the icy chill, Clevedon Under-10s ran red hot and produced their finest performance of the season to beat Old Bristolians 11-10.

Old Bristolians brought a massive squad of giants who were pacy, direct and well coached. However, Clevedon were nemesis on this day.

The defensive effort was incredible with every player in the team tackling their hearts out, particularly George Furlong who in one passage made three tackles in row. A special mention also goes to Tom Dommett for his ferocious tackling.

Clevedon were vastly improved at the breakdown with Conor Stretch and Mable Shopland leading the way. This enabled Clevedon to attack at pace and with a little more composure and the ability to offload before the tackle, they could have won more comfortably.

Dylan Bennett won the player of the week trophy for a fantastic all-round performance.

Yatton Under-14s travelled to Whitehall with the benefit of two new players and the expectation of a close and cracking game of rugby, and so it proved to be.

The scoring was opened by Whitehall, despite a magnificent try-saving tap tackle from debutante Fin Skuse and this was then followed by a second as Whitehall burst through some poor defence.

Yatton got a grip and Jake Damaral burst through to score. This was followed by a searing run from full-back Josh Moss to score and make it even.

Whitehall added another couple of scores before a series of runs by the forwards saw captain Connor Kane score in the corner.

With a minute left until the break, Yatton relaxed, allowing their hosts to break through out wide, add a fifth try and Yatton were 17-29 down at the break

In the second half, Yatton took the party to their hosts. A terrific score by Adam Foley was followed by a lovely break by Ben Clarke to add a second for the half and bring Yatton level.

Whitehall scored again and with minutes left, Yatton had to score again Yatton got the ball wide to their other debutante Bartek Aleksinski, who not only crossed for the final try of the match, but took it round under the posts. That proved crucial as Connor Kane slotted the conversion to give Yatton a 36-34 victory.

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