Two tries for Charlie

PUBLISHED: 14:24 27 October 2010

CLEVEDON Under-11s started the game at a great pace, with the first try coming from Patrick Haskins after a great solo try.

CLEVEDON Under-11s started the game at a great pace, with the first try coming from Patrick Haskins after a great solo try.

Clevedon battled well against a big Hornets pack, enabling quick ball for the speedy backs. Tries soon followed for Charlie Tucker (2), Alex Cockerill and Ben Hussey as Clevedon ran out 27-5 winners.

Team: Ben Hussey, Charlie Tucker, Patrick Haskins, Ben Mclouglin, Tom Hicks, Alex Cockerill, Lewis O’Brien, James Evans, Joe, Chris Maple, Connor Hughes and man of the match James Dickinson.

The Under-14s hosted the touring side Nant Conway from North Wales. Nant dominated the first half and went into a 35 point lead.

The second half was a hard fought contest where Clevedon fought back with a try by Tom Lye. Despite the hard work, Clevedon lost 61-5.

Clevedon Colts continued their tour of Somerset with a trip to Wiveliscombe. They soon settled down to business and got on top of the opposition with probing runs into the danger area.

They scored first with a catch and drive at a line-out and Andy Davis emerged from the pile with the ball. Tom Pinder then cut a good line to race in for the next try.

Wivvy hit back with a converted try that shook Clevedon back into action with Pinder scoring again.

Clevedon had to work hard in the second half, but the team played their patterns and scored again with the returning Harry Knowles racing over to score the fourth try.

A dip in concentration saw the hosts hit back with another try, which set up a tense last 10 minutes. The trusty book of Luke Blizzard pushed Clevedon further ahead with a penalty and they held on for another victory.

YATTON Under-10s entertained their opposite numbers from Burnham.

The Yatton boys missed a couple of tackles early on and Burnham’s strong runner opened the scoring. Robbie Crew pulled a try back with an individual score to level the scores.

The teams then traded tries with more individual efforts from Ben Wiggins, Jay Murray and Crew until the half time scoreboard read 5-4 in Yatton’s favour.

After the break, Burnham, again made a lively start and scored after Yatton were penalised.

Some excellent mauling work by Charlie Crombleholme and improved tackling from all the players saw the defence tighten up and strong running and tries from Crew, Murray and man of the match Ben Wiggins saw Yatton run out eventual 10-6 winners.

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