Clevedon youngsters impress on big Bristol stage to come from behind for superb win
PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 April 2019
Clevedon under-13s got the chance to showcase their skills in front of a crowd of 16,000 at Bristol's Ashton Gate on Saturday.
The youngsters had won the chance to play on the main pitch during half time of the Bristol Bears' Gallagher Premiership clash with Saracens.
And all 23 members of the squad, decked out in their blue and yellow strip, got the chance to take part in a 10-minute encounter with Frampton Cotterell.
After falling behind to an early try, from a well-worked scrum awarded for a knock-on, Clevedon were soon on the back foot again as Frampton ran in a second try.
But Clevedon kept their composure and wihtin moments had hit back with a try from Andrew Wilson.
They continued to push the Frampton defence and Chris Wilson touched down to level matters.
And in the closing stages of the match, they moved the ball from one side of the pitch to the other to give scrum-half Jack Parkinson a run to the line to seal a 15-10 win.
Delighted head coach Matt Foster said: “The boys did themselves and club proud.
“I would also like to thenk all the supporters and parents who made it such a great day out.”
Clevedon under-13s had won the right to play at Ashton Gate after competing in the Nandos Cup tournament, arranged by the Bristol Sport Community Foundation in March.
*Clevedon Rugby Club are set to hold a charity weekend and cider festival from April 26-28.
They will welcome the Royal Marines Charity, host an evening with a guest speaker and a family tag rugby tournament, with the main event on Saturday seeing a Clevedon Vets team take on the Royal Marines Vets.
There will be a live band and a women's tournament on Sunday on what should be a great weekend of family fun at the club.