SBOB just lose out to Clevedon
By Mike House
Thriller at the Portway
U13 entertained Clevedon in blustery conditions at the Portway.
Clevedon arrived bolstered by some new additions to their squad and their size and pace certainly caught Brendans on the hop.
We went down early by two tries to their hard running centres and I think the boys thought they were in for a hard afternoon but after regrouping and playing some running rugby we took a 3-2 lead.
The match ebbed and flowed and both teams scored some great tries. We camped on Clevedon line just before half time and just needed a little patience and heads up rugby to put the ball into space out wide but the chances went begging.
The best try of the game was scored by Matthieu after the ball must have gone through the hands of every St Brendans player.
We went into the last quarter 1 try down and with the wind at our backs thought we could have sneaked a win. Clevedon came back strong though through their big forwards and scored 2 further tries before Jack F scored a great solo try.
Our scrum creaked after losing Stan but the boys hung in there and kept playing running rugby right to the end.
A great game of rugby and credit to all the boys on the field today.
Thanks to George H for refereeing today for the first time. A very good attitude and he allowed the game to flow for an entertaining game.
Thanks to Clevedon for travelling up to us and we will look forward to playing them next season.