Clevedon out of the cup

PUBLISHED: 17:56 11 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 24 May 2010

CLEVEDON entertained Hornets in the Somerset Cup, but the game lacked the usual fire of previous years on a cold, wet day. It was obvious

Clevedon 0 pts Hornets 13 ptsCLEVEDON entertained Hornets in the Somerset Cup, but the game lacked the usual fire of previous years on a cold, wet day.It was obvious from the start that Hornets were going to play a tight forward game, and Clevedon would try to spread the ball through their more influential backs.The visitors took an early lead with the only try of the game from a rolling maul, the conversion being successful.Clevedon fell into the trap of giving away too many penalties at rucks and mauls. Lady referee Claire Daniels had a good control of the game, but Clevedon were upset at times at the number of penalties awarded against them.Two kickable penalties were missed by Clevedon, which increased the pressure. Against the run of play, Hornets converted two penalties to lead 13-0 at half time. Clevedon lost skipper Neil Tucker with a shoulder injury and also had a player yellow carded at the break.The second half was even, with Clevedon creating scoring chances, but were unable to take advantage of their opportunities.Clevedon's midfield defence of Tom O'Rourke, Tom Thie and Steve Johnson were superb, while in the forwards, Mark Hooper, John Pearce and Harvey Russell were prominent.On Saturday, Clevedon return to league action with the visit of Cleve, kick-off 2.30pm.

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