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His MOTM award was chosen by Matson, which is some accolade for him, given it was his first start. Hopefully he'll continue to get a run in the first that his speed around the park deserves.
Ollie Jone's in-laws have been running the after match raffle now for quite a while and this week was no exception. They raised around £80.00 for club funds, but had to enlist that "Eversoloud" Weave to shout the numbers out to the packed clubhouse. Good job you Leahy's!
Next Saturday, Clevedon are away to Midsomer Norton for a 15:00 kick off.
"Difficult day at The Vale"
Team: Jordan Mein, Mitchell Jordan, Fakoya Tyrell, Grant Cherrington, Dave Burns, Adam Coles, Tom Thie, Brian Largenton, Matt Honour, Blaise Bosley, Ben Chase, Dave Rawle, Owen Biggins, Toby Ford, Charlie Tucker. Replacements: Rhys Talbot, Ryan Hervey, Oli Jones. Coaches: Nick Hill/Chris Heal. Flag: Neil Tucker.
Read the report here.
That was one hard fought game between two uncompromising teams, which resulted in a very entertaining encounter for those of us on the touchline.
I think we may have just played one of the promotion challengers and Clevedon gave a good account of themselves even if the final score at 19 - 34, does not reflect it.
Matson came with a large gnarly pack, which came out on top for most of the game. It has been a rare sight to see our forwards being bossed about in that fashion. Matson proved to be very competitive at the breakdown, turning over a lot of our ball and were well drilled at scrum and lineout. However, our boys refused to be bested and were also combative to say the least.
We were always in the game up to the last 15 when we were reduced to 14 with the sin-binning and our opponents made the most of their opportunity. Our lads battled right to the end seeking a bonus point, but it was not to be.
A mention must go to man of the match, Toby Ford who seemed to be everywhere and involved in every facet of the game.
The Saxons also put in a good shift on the other pitch coming out winners over Avonmouth in a pre-season friendly.
So, all in all, good performances by our squad and long may it continue.
It is sad to see John Vickers leaving the coaching team to go on to university, but hopefully will still be involved with the club when he has some free time from his studies. Thanks for your time and energies put in John, you will be missed. BZ all-round guys.
Good to see "The cashless one" making his debut this season and continuing to entertain all and sundry. "The caulie eared, tall bloke" was missed in the clubhouse after the game. Apparently, he made a hasty retreat to the kebab van as he feared going down with malnutrition.
Next week, the first team away at Midsomer Norton. Please try and make the trip down to support our boys. Unfortunately, I can't make it, but will be pestering people for score updates.
Yours Aye, Jim
Clevedon started the season with a five pointer that puts them second in the league behind Stroud on points difference.
With players returning to play and a couple of new signings, Clevedon dominated most of the forward exchanges, but were undone a couple of times by the slick and quick Gordano backs.
There is plenty to work on this week for coach Hill and his staff with Matson up next at home.
The first luncheon of the season will be at 13:30 and will finish in time for the 15:00 kick off.
Team: Jordan Mein, Mitchell Jordan, Fakoya Tyrell, Grant Cherrington, Matt Fisher, Adam Coles, Tom Thie, Brian Largenton, Matt Honour, Blaise Bosley, Ben Chase, Oli Jones, Owen Biggins, Rory Biggins, Dave Rawle. Replacements: Charlie Tucker, Ben Stone, Warren Taylor. Coaches: N.Hill/C.Heal. Flag: SRFU.
When the gates opened at 12 noon, people started flooding into the Gordao ground for what was billed as charity fun day.
The whole event had a great festival feel to it, but unfortunately that didn't extend to the pitch.
A serious injury to a Gordano player in the second team friendly curtailed the game after 20 minutes. The ambulance took a while to arrive and consequently delayed the start of the main event by half an hour as the festival atmosphere was building for everyone except the injured played, who we hope is now on the road to recovery.
When the game did kick off, Clevedon were soon on the scoreboard with penalty and a converted try. More tries followed from both sides in an entertaining local derby league match.
The travelling blazers consumed many thirst-quenchers from the outside bar and became a little bit incoherent later in the evening, with some blaming it on the warm hazy sunshine and the lack of a hat! What nonsense.
Read the Gordano report here.
A fruitful and a long day out in the field for some.
It began with an abandoned game for the Saxons, who were the better side, in a friendly against Gordano seconds and culminating in a spirited win 19-40 for the first team,
The side put out was a good blend of experience and youth and proved to be a little too strong for the newly promoted Gordano side. Both our sides were well supported by a large contingent travelling up the M5 to cheer the lads on.
It was good to see some of the senior members out in force with factions from Cobweb Corner, the Big Cheesies and the No Necks, some of whom do not have so far to travel.
The wins were celebrated in style back at the Clubhouse with Ben Stones 40th birthday bash being at the heart of it. Anyone who could not escape Stoners' clutches were treated to renditions on how to sidestep and pirouette out of tackles - Strictly Come Dancing it was not.
Roll on next week with the visit of Matson to the Vale and hopefully another win to follow up this week's triumph.
I am sad to say that I really missed Terry 'arris this Saturday as I'm sure we all did. He will be immensely missed by all at Clevedon RFC. RIP Terry.
Yours Aye, Jim
With the two pre-season matches out of the way, Clevedon are looking forward to start of the season with renewed enthusiasm.
Coach Hill and his staff are eagerly preparing for the first ever league clash away against Gordano, kick off is at 15:00.
Preceding this mouth watering encounter is a friendly game between the clubs' second teams, which has a kick off time of 12:30.
Get there early and look forward to an enjoyable afternoon at Caswell Lane.
This Saturday Clevedon take on Gordano for the first time in the league, so come along and support the boys.
Also, as a prequel to the first team game, the Clevedon Saxons will be taking on a select fifteen from Gordano with the kick of being 12:30, so why not make a day of it?
Gordano RFC are hosting a fun day. Bring the children along as there will be plenty to do. Gates are open at 12 noon.
Besides the two games that are on offer, there will be an outdoor bar, BBQ and a bouncy castle for the kids. Entry is FREE.
The day will be raising funds for "Be More Ben", The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation, enhancing bereavement support and services.
See you there!, Tucks
Welcome to the new season that has come around all too soon in my opinion.
The pre-season fixtures have already been arranged, beginning on Saturday, 18th August away to Hornets for a 14:30 kick-off. The away fixture to Yatton follows just 5 days later on Thursday, 23rd August with an evening kick-off at 19:00.
Let's hope there will be some more rain about before the latter fixture as the Hornet's one will be on their artifical pitch and not quite so harsh on the knees and elbows.
Clevedon RFC are please to announce the fist a several new signings for the coming season.
Andrew Watson has joined us as part of the clubs link with Richard Huish College in Taunton.He can play in the second row and back row.
Tyrell Fakoya has joined us from Old Reds. Tyrell is a centre who can also play on the wing.
There will be a few more joining us in the next few weeks, so what this space !!
On a chilly evening when a lot of old boys were caught out by the strong wind, Clevedon went to Yatton for a pre-season training session and 40 minutes of roll-on roll-off rugby.
As the light faded, the match was switched to the bottom pitch where there were some flood lights that brightened up the gloom.
Former referee and Yatton Chairman Nick Williams controlled proceedings in a pair of flip flops, but still managed to keep up with the game and give good advice to players who questioned his abilities.
The session ended with Clevedon retaining the bragging rights for another season!