Captain leads Colts to hard-fought victory

PUBLISHED: 14:39 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:39 11 March 2015

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Clevedon Colts’ captain Joe Ford led his side to a hard-fought victory over Frampton Cotterell.

JOE FORD led Clevedon Colts to yet another victory with a hard 20-13 win against a big Frampton Cotterell side.

Frampton opened the scoring with the first converted try of the game. Clevedon scored when Ford collected a crash ball and ran almost half the pitch to charge over the line. Within minutes, Innes was over the line with a second try, only for the scores to be level from a penalty at half-time.

Frampton took the lead due to an error by Clevedon, yet the home side sucked up the pressure and then kicked into life with two breakaway tries from Dan Haskell.

The game was won thanks to some great defensive work from Ryan Hervey and James Lugtig. Joe Ford however, picked up the man of the match award for a hard-fought performance.

The Under-16s started with great energy in the match at Burnham and showed real attacking intent. However, Burnham took the upper hand in the first-half and put Clevedon under pressure, but could not break through the solid Clevedon defence as the half ended scoreless.

Clevedon came out in the second half with greater intensity and better set piece play. The Clevedon scrum and line-out functioned much better and together with strong ball carrying, created a more effective attacking platform.

Clevedon broke the deadlock with a try by Jack Crew early in the second half, with the conversion by Ben Thole putting Clevedon 7-0 ahead.

The visitors continued to apply the pressure and shortly followed this with a second try by Jack Fear. Clevedon had the majority of the territory and possession in the second half and completed the victory with a try and conversion from Jake Perry and Thole respectively to finish the match as 19-0 winners.

Jack Crew was named player of the match for Clevedon.


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