Clevedon youngsters end with comfortable victory

PUBLISHED: 14:53 20 April 2011

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Clevedon Under-16s end their season with a comfortable win against tourists Old Richiens.

CLEVEDON Under-16s concluded their season with a home match against Old Richiens, a touring side from Gloucester.

Clevedon were soon off the mark with a good run down the wing by winger Matt Proto, converted by Tom Francis.

Nick Carpenter, who has returned from England duties, made a solo break from the halfway line to score the first of two tries, both well converted by Francis, giving Clevedon a 21-0 lead.

After the break, from an Old Richiens line-out on their five metre line, Matt Bailey intercepted the ball and carried it over the try line, again converted by Francis.

Francis then got a try of his own, which he duly converted. Next up was Joe Tucker, who dived over for his try. Clevedon’s final try of the day came from Paddy Trower to seal a 45-0 victory.

A special thank you goes to coaches Neil Tucker and Tim Brookes for their outstanding commitment to the team.

YATTON and Cheddar Under-14s travelled to
 hosts Castle Cary for their last match of the 

Within 10 minutes, Tom Patch had opened the 
Yatton’s account with a bulldozer of a run with 
supporting forwards on his shoulder. This was converted by Jack Edwards. He then promptly added a second try almost immediately.

Not to be outdone, Yatton’s No 8 James Edwards crossed the line for a brace himself, one converted by Edwards.

Now it was time for the backs to come out to play with Ben Hutton testing the opposition for a 25 yard sprint to the line. Whilst Yatton were still 
congratulating themselves, Castle Cary scored a converted try. Yatton hit back with a converted try for JamieWalker.

After the break, it only took 18 seconds for the ball to be cleanly caught by Mike Gane, he passed to Edwards to off load at pace to Nathan Jones to cross, converted by Mike Gane.

Almost immediately from the restart, Lewis Hynam crossed for his first try of the season. Castle Cary replied with a try, before Jack Masters extended 
Yatton’s lead, converted by Gane.

There were further tries for Ben Hutton and Masters, with conversions by Edwards and Gane for a final score of 71-12.

Special mention must go to two Under-13 players, Aeden Coleman and Jack Brabam.

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