Cotham Park lose out to late try

PUBLISHED: 14:44 17 November 2010

Cotham Park Under-14s

Cotham Park Under-14s

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IN an entertaining game at Cribbs Causeway, Cotham Park Under-14s took on a Saracens side well stocked with a number of much larger under-15s.

IN an entertaining game at Cribbs Causeway, Cotham Park Under-14s took on a Saracens side well stocked with a number of much larger under-15s.

Despite going down 20-10 in the end, the encounter was never settled until the end.

After a touching ceremony in which all the youngsters observed a minutes silence, Cotham started strongly and were rewarded by an early try from Cayman. Saracens fought back and their larger pack started to gain some superiority, which was soon converted into an equalising try.

An early breakaway try soon after the interval put Saracens ahead, but the underdogs refused to roll over, and Cayman struck again. With the referee busy enforcing the breakdown, Saracens sneaked a final try in the closing minutes.

CLEVEDON Under-12s put up strong resistance, but eventually narrowly lost to Wellington.

Wellington dominated possession mainly through a powerful scrum which forced Clevedon to live off scraps. Clevedon stayed in the game through immense tackling and always looked threatening with ball in hand.

Rami James was always prominent with strong performances also from debutant Chris Marlborough, Harry McMullin and Jack Houston. Ed Mathias had a fine game including a spectacular touchline sprint for his try. Rhys Talbot battled continuously from scrum half and deserved his try.

Clevedon’s other try came in a superb all round game from Sam Poulter earning him the man of the match award.

The Under-14s played some fantastic text book rugby against Walcot. They had shape and all the boys showed commitment with good team work. Kieran Hill showed everyone how to take the conversions, kicking seven over the bar in this 74-0 victory.

The Colts played their first game at home since the start of September.

Clevedon applied all the early pressure dominating the scrums and the ball handling was excellent as was the attitude.

North Petherton never gave up and put Clevedon in some sticky situations, but the defence was superb and Pethy where unable to cross the Clevedon line.

A man of the match performance from Adam Baker sealed a fine 51-0 victory for Clevedon, who ran in a total of eight tries with Ozzie James scoring three and one apiece from Tom Pinder, Jack Williams, Joe Trugdian, Sam Puckle and Luke Bizzard, who also kicked four conversions.

YATTON and Cheddar Under-14s were unlucky not to equalise at the end of an exciting match at Chew Valley.

After a great start, No 8 James Edwards scored a convincing try, crashing over 10 minutes into the game. Chew came back strongly and their strong runners found the try line twice.

The game was dominated by an awesome performance from Yatton and Cheddar forwards, who won all their scrums and robbed Chew of most of theirs. Jack Master and Jamie Walker proved rock solid in defence.

It was good to see the backs moving the ball around well, leading to some great runs, Kody Mortimer’s mazy runs made good ground for the team.


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