Bevis celebrates 300 appearances
PUBLISHED: 12:58 17 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 May 2010
A CELEBRATORY afternoon to cover the 300th first team cap for Bevis Stephens was not topped off with a win by Winscombe. The score did not reflect the game which had Winscombe containing the large well drilled S&P
Stothert & Pitt 38 pts Winscombe 5 ptsA CELEBRATORY afternoon to cover the 300th first team cap for Bevis Stephens was not topped off with a win by Winscombe. The score did not reflect the game which had Winscombe containing the large well drilled S&P scrum for long periods of both halves. However, the S&P backs showed their speed on many occasions, leaving Winscombe to play catch up for the game. Apart from a try by the S&P winger after 13 minutes, the home side were contained for much of the first half until the last eight minutes when the constant pressure cracked the Winscombe defence and S&P ran in three tries to bring the half time score to 24-0.Playing down the slope and with the wind in the second half, Winscombe fought well to keep the ball in the S&P half, but two breakaways by their full back, and man of the match, James Sutton, gifted S&P with two easy tries. Winscombe, however, never gave up and with a spirited display of solid rucking and driving from the base of the scrum, a quick ball to Chris Marsh was fired in the opposite direction to Chris Richmond, coming into the line at speed, who broke the defence before passing to Louis Hooper who supported Richmond well on the outside and scored wide out to bring the game to a close.Winscombe's man of the day, Bevis Stephens was required to wear three centenary ties and down a bottle of champagne to celebrate his magnificent achievement. For many years Bevis has been a shining example of loyalty, commitment, enthusiasm and dedication both on and off the field.