Cheddar held to a draw by Somerton

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Cheddar RFC. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar remain unbeaten in four matches after drawing against Somerton.

Cheddar Valley 10 pts

Somerton 10 pts

After a two-week break, Cheddar returned to action at home against a Somerton team, 12 points ahead in the league.

Cheddar started strongly, continually pushing Somerton back towards their own line, but their defence held strong. The visitors, however, were the first to score against the run of play with Cheddar conceding a penalty 25 yards out in front of the posts.

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Cheddar’s resolve stayed strong with good territory and possession. The breakthrough for Cheddar came when Brett Diver crashed over the line for an unconverted try.

The visitors pulled themselves back into the game and took the lead with a converted try with 10 minutes remaining of the first-half.

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The second half started in a similar fashion with Cheddar looking the more likely to score. A lovely break from Dom Bush supported by Ben Cox took Cheddar to the five-metre line.

Once again penalties being conceded were Somerton’s saviour. That was until the last play of the game, when a catch and drive led to scrum-half Brad Worthington sniping around the edge of the maul to cross the line and level the scores.

Cheddar next face Martock at home on Saturday, looking to build on their four-game unbeaten run.

Cheddar Valley Under-13 Girls 11 pts

Winscombe Under-13 Girls 11 pts

Both Cheddar and Winscombe showed a great display of girls’ rugby in this friendly match.

Cheddar put points on the board early and dominated the first two quarters with good tackling, strong runners and fantastic support play.

In the end, Winscombe’s fitness played a large role in the final quarter, allowing them to finish the game 11-11.

Cheddar head to Old Bristolians on Sunday for another Somerset Tournament. Training takes place on Friday nights at Cheddar Valley RFC (7pm), please email for more details.

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