Clevedon shine under the lights

PUBLISHED: 14:55 06 April 2011

Rugby Ball

Rugby Ball


CLEVEDON Under-16s took on Saracens in a game played under lights.

CLEVEDON Under-16s took on Saracens in a game played under lights.

The visitors took the opportunity to take the whole squad to Saracens and appeared to struggle against a larger pack and Saracens were the first to score.

Clevedon responded well with a try from Kieran Harris with Tom Francis converting. Francis then scored a try of his own, which again he converted. Clevedon’s final try of the first-half came from Matt Vicarage.

Saracens were by no means finished and responded with two well-taken tries from their centre, bringing the half-time score to 19-19.

Clevedon dominated most of the second half, but lacked the finishing touches. However, Clevedon were awarded a penalty for their efforts which was converted by Francis. In the final play of the game, some confusion from the Saracen defence left the ball available for a touch down by Johnny Hicks to make it 27-19 to Clevedon.

As the season draws to an end, Clevedon Under-15s beat Minehead 45-19 in their penultimate game.

The game started well with Clevedon creating comfortable ball for Ed Cawse, who distributed well at scrum-half. The back line used the ball effectively, allowing winger Yannick Rocaht to score twice.

Wing forwards Chris Warren and Liam Holmes were in no mood to hang around, Warren was abrasive and destructive in his tackling and rucking and Holmes managing to score a hat-trick of tries.

Daf Talbot made improvements to his game putting in good tackles and holding up the attack on several occasions. The man of the match was Hans Johnson, who keeps impressing.

Clevedon Under-14s travelled to Saracens where the home team, a mixture of Under-14s and 15s put three tries and conversions on the board before Clevedon’s Ben Williams touched down, converted by Kieran Hill.

Saracens scored another just before the whistle taking the half-time score to 26-7.

During the second half, Clevedon put up a brave fight but were overwhelmed by the extra size and experience of the opposition who added another four tries to run out 46-7 winners.

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