Plate victory for Gordano Sharks
PUBLISHED: 14:33 04 May 2011
Gordano Shark Under-7s win the plate competition at the recent Cheddar mini tournament.
GORDANO Sharks Under-7s, sponsored by Combined Electrical and Building Services, capped an excellent season by winning the plate competition at the recent Cheddar Mini Rugby Tournament.
The squad was made up of Reuben James, Hugh Ten Broeke, Josh Callaghan, Josh and Dan Richards, William Wade, Matthew Lane, Angus Jones, Sam Parsons and Myles Gibson.
CLEVEDON Colts played their last game of the season and lost to Penarth 24-35.
The visitors scored two early tries before Luke Blizzard replied with a penalty. Good play from Chris Dereck led to Ozzie James scoring a try, converted by Blizzard.
More pressure led to Under-16 scrum-half Joe Tucker scoring Clevedon’s second try, again was converted by Blizzard.
The second half was a more even affair with Penarth bringing on the big guns, leading to two tries which was converted. This set up a tense final quarter after James had ran 50 metres to score his second try with Blizzard again kicking the extra points, but the visitors were too strong and finished worthy winners.
A mention must go to the whole team who all season have been a credit to their club on and off the field. Thanks to Paul Squires, Ross Brace and Nick George who have assisted coach Neil Tucker through the season.
YATTON Under-7s were unlucky not to qualify for the later rounds of the Cheddar tournament.
The first game saw a narrow 8-6 defeat against the hosts, Cheddar. The second game ended in a 5-3 victory against a strong Gordano side which left it all to play for against Nailsea & Backwell.
They had previously lost to Gordano and when Yatton went 2-0 up, they were looking good for the win. Unfortunately, Nailsea & Backwell finished comfortable winners at 8-3.
Try scorers were Connor Kane (6), Ben Clarke (3), Adam Foley, Caleb Clarke, Cameron Fogg, Dominic Oliver and Henry Higgins.