PUBLISHED: 17:57 11 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 24 May 2010
CLEVEDON'S youngsters ventured into Cornwall to take on the might of professional Mounts Bay, with a much-changed squad, after five players cried-off. There were two forwards playing in the backs and this was a mismatch
Mounts Bay 90 pts Clevedon 10 ptsCLEVEDON'S youngsters ventured into Cornwall to take on the might of professional Mounts Bay, with a much-changed squad, after five players cried-off. There were two forwards playing in the backs and this was a mismatch, despite the team working hard. Former Welsh international Lee Jarvis controlled the game and Steve Evans and Nork, brother of All Black centre, had the freedom of the park.Positive points for Clevedon were that the line-out worked well with Ben Stone and Jacob Bacon jumping to perfection. Surprisingly, against a heavier pack, the Clevedon scrum was solid and gave a reasonable platform.Mounts Bay led 47-3 at the interval, Clevedon's points coming from debutant Guy Winton who kicked a penalty.The second half was much the same with Mounts Bay moving the ball sweetly and on occasions Clevedon chasing shadows. In front of a big crowd, Clevedon managed to possibly score the best try of the game when skipper Neil Thorne started a move from his own line for Ashley Vailes to make a break and Tom Thie to score under the posts and Winton converted.The final score showed the difference between amateurism and professionalism. The main feature was that although depleted, Clevedon never gave up and hopefully learned a great deal from the experience.On Saturday, Clevedon host Reading, kick-off 3pm.