Nailsea & Backwell boys beaten in plate final
PUBLISHED: 15:16 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:16 25 March 2015
Nailsea & Backwell Under-10s were beaten in the plate final of the Somerset tournament held at Keynsham.
NAILSEA & Backwell Under-10s travelled to Keynsham for the Somerset tournament and lost in the plate final.
They played consistently good rugby throughout the pools stages, beating Wells, Winscombe, Weston Hornets and Castle Cary.
They lost their only match to the hosts, Keynsham, which saw them concede their only try scored against them. This result saw them pitted against Taunton in the semi-finals.
Even though they scored some of their best tries and played some of their most technical rugby, the came away with a loss. This sent them into the plate final, Keynsham again. This again was a loss, but certainly not down to them being outplayed. Keynsham capitalised on any small error made by the boys which dictated the result.
TAUNTON visited Coleridge Vale to play Clevedon Under-16s for the second time this season and were soundly beaten 76-14.
After losing 22-0 in the first fixture, they were clearly looking for revenge. Taunton turned up with a large squad of players, while Clevedon were short of a number of key players through injury.
Clevedon got off to a fantastic start and within 10 minutes were 10-0 in the lead through tries from Harry McMullin and Jake Perry. Taunton responded shortly after with a converted try of their own, but Clevedon were rewarded with five further tries in the first-half.
Superb direct running from the backs Sam Poulter, Mason Parslow (2) and Brent Manners were rounded off by a try by Callum Fear. Four conversions from Ben Thole saw Clevedon lead 43-14 at the break, following a late first half converted try by Taunton.
In the second half, the Clevedon forwards continued to dominate and create an excellent attacking platform for the backs, who produced some great passing movements to run in a further five tries from Parslow, Manners, Jack Houston, Poulter and McMullin. A further four conversions from Thole took the score to 76-14.
Flanker Jake Perry was named player of the match for Clevedon.
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