Clevedon RFC were knocked out of the Counties 1 South Plate Cup this weekend by Frome RFC.

The knockout game was the first round of the cup and saw both teams pushing to score and win, but ultimately the away side got the better of Clevedon and left North Somerset as 21-17 victors.

Both sides were locked in a stalemate until Frome eventually broke through in the 16th minute, full back Henry Bull breaking through the defence to score an unconverted try.

Clevedon replied 10 minutes later with a penalty kick in the 27th but their advance was halted as Joe Williams was sin binned with 33 minutes gone.

A penalty kick from Frome followed by another Bull try before half time meant Clevedon went in to the changing rooms 13-3 down.

Clevedon started off the second period stronger, and scored through Joe Wood whose try was converted to make it 13-10 just four minutes after the break but Frome replied swiftly with another penalty kick.

The visitors defended their lead well for the remainder of the game, an unconverted Simon Westlake try for Frome in the 72nd saw them confirm their win, but not before Liam Chambers went over the line to score a consolation try for Clevedon, making the final score 21-17, and knocking the home team out of the competition.