Narrow defeat for Gordano youngsters

PUBLISHED: 14:43 16 February 2011 | UPDATED: 14:43 16 February 2011

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GORDANO’S Under-13 team lost narrowly 27-22 in a pulsating fixture against Burnham.

GORDANO’S Under-13 team lost narrowly 27-22 in a pulsating fixture against Burnham.

Burnham quickly ran in five tries to go 27-5 up with Gordano’s response courtesy of Shay Ford. This seemed to wake up the Gordano team as Harry Wall crashed over for his first ever try, which Sam Hodge converted. Further tries from Kieran Avery and a late penalty try couldn’t quite close the 
gap.

Tom Instance, Zach Wall, Curtis Southey and Drum 
McMillan in the front row scrummaged well, whilst Eddie Tovey and Jake Knight battled superbly in the boiler 
room.

Gordano’s back row of Jack Pope, Max Battison, Charlie Geary and Alex Reynolds tackled like demons and linked well. Skipper Lewis Leaker and fellow backs Louis Wall, Josh Ong, Ben Beacham, George Lacey and Jordan Mitchell launched attack after attack. Coaches’ man of the match went to Callum Corcoran.

CLEVEDON Under-13s travelled to Avonvale and kept their 
heads up even though they were well beaten 27-7 by a stronger side.

Clevedon held their own and competed well throughout the game, but gaps in the line allowed the strong running Avonvale backs to run in a number of tries. James Curnock went over for Clevedon’s only try which Joe Childs converted.

Max Haskell and Clevedon’s man of the match Joe Miller ran and defended well.

Clevedon Under-12s kept up their good run by overcoming difficult conditions a bigger Bridgwater side to claim a good 25-10 victory.

Clevedon’s forwards dominated the opposition pack and the backs produced some excellent handling, particularly with a difficult wet ball. Sam Poulter, Joe Hufford, Brent Manners, Ben Thole and Jonathan Gathercole produced strong 
displays.

Ed Mathias showed great strength and technique to 
win the man of the match award. Harry McMullin and 
Jack Houston bagged two tries each with a fifth by Tom 
Upton.

The Under-16s travelled to Lansdown for this eagerly awaited second round Somerset Cup match against 
Bath.

Clevedon were fired up from the start, but unfortunately lost prop Jason Puddy within the first five minutes with a mouth injury and was replaced by Hallum Bosley. Clevedon took the game to Bath and shortly before half-time, Harry Sheppard broke the Bath defence line and scored Clevedon’s first try and a half-time lead.

The second half followed a similar pattern, with Clevedon seeking opportunities to kick for touch deep in Bath 
territory and keeping Bath pinned down. With 11 minutes to go Clevedon had a scrum deep in Bath territory, scrum-half Nick Carpenter 
carried the ball from the scrum passing to Jake Redman to touch down in the corner for a 10-0 scoreline.

This was an outstanding win for Clevedon and takes 
Clevedon into the next round of the Somerset Cup.

n A Clevedon Colts player gets the ball out 
despite a double tackle during their 24-0 win against Wiveliscombe.

Photo: Jusben morguefile.com


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