Clevedon lose out in county cup final

PUBLISHED: 15:08 08 April 2011

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THIS Somerset Cup final was a good advert for running rugby, with Clevedon taking on National League side Weston.

Weston-super-Mare 41 pts

Clevedon 19 pts

THIS Somerset Cup final was a good advert for running rugby, with Clevedon taking on National League side Weston.

Weston got off to a strong start with two early tries, before Clevedon missed a penalty attempt. Weston scored two more tries through their weight and pace advantage.

During all this Clevedon had the territorial advantage, but the Weston defence was well organised. Just before the interval, a good handling movement saw Steve Johnson score in the corner to open Clevedon’s account. He converted from the touchline as Weston led 24-7 at the break.

The second half saw Clevedon score straight away when the kick-off was followed up and pressured Weston into an error, which Clevedon capitalised on for Tom Thie to score and Johnson to convert.

Weston hit back immediately with a catch and drive at the line-out to score a converted try. Forward power produced their next try and they turned loose ball into a final try.

In between all this, Clevedon still threw the ball around and were unlucky on a few occasions, but did get a third try through a swift movement ending with Chris Cates scoring in the corner.

Unfortunately, Clevedon’s injury list is again lengthened having played four games in 14 days.

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