Clevedon put Saracens to the sword

PUBLISHED: 14:44 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:44 18 March 2015

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Clevedon Under-16s enjoyed a comfortable victory over Bristol Saracens.

CLEVEDON Under-16s visited Bristol Saracens and came away with a fine 31-5 victory.

Clevedon got off to a slow start with a number of early handling errors disrupting their attacking play. Saracens put Clevedon under a period of sustained pressure, but the visitor’s robust defence held out.

Clevedon went on the attack and a number of phases on the Saracens line led to Tom Upton charging over to score the first try at the end of the first quarter, converted by Ben Thole.

Before the end of the half, Harry McMullin scored a try in the corner to put Clevedon 12-0 ahead going into the interval.

Clevedon started the second half with more intent. Sam Poulter scored an early try with a superb run from his own half to score under the posts, making an easy conversion for Thole.

Clevedon took the upper hand with the majority of the territory. Jack Houston joined the line following an attacking scrum on the Saracens five-metre line and his pass put Joe Vickery into the corner for a try.

Clevedon continued to generate attacking opportunities and Jack Fear scored a further try. The conversion by Thole put Clevedon 31-0 in front, before Saracens scored a late unconverted consolation try.

Rhys Talbot was named player of the match for Clevedon.

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