Leonard and Jarrett both bag doubles as Broad Plain enjoy victory over St Mary's
By The Bristol Post | Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 05:00
BROAD Plain Under-12s produced a magnificent performance to see off St Mary's in a two-match series at St John's Lane.
The home sides' forward dominance was evident from the start, with No 8 Toby Jarrett, who recently shifted into the back-row from centre, in stunning form.
Debutante Jordan Perkins also impressed at tighthead prop, while Riley Murrtah, pushed Jarrett for the star man award, with a commanding performance at scrum-half.
Plain swept past Saints 33-0 in the opening game, thanks to tries from Jarrett and Callum Leonard, who bagged a brace each, plus a touchdown from Tyler Young. Joe Matthews slotted four conversions from five attempts.
But to their credit, the visitors battled hard in the second session, narrowly going down 19-7.
The Bedminster-based side rang the changes to allow all of their squad game time, but still came through, with touchdowns from Jarrett, Leonard and Curtis Edmunds. Kieran Murphy took over the kicking duties to land two conversions.
Clifton Under-12s were comfortable winners against Old Bristolians at Failand, with Tom Paine and Ben Morgan in top form.
Both sides were short of a number of players due to the half-term break, but still managed to field full sides. Louis Clay was voted man-of-the-match during Clifton Under-9s win over the same opposition.
The Henbury-based side cruised home 30-5 and 40-10, with Ben Rodgers and James Wood in eye-catching form.
Southmead Under-12s battled bravely, but suffered a 40-14 reverse at the hands of a mixed Frampton Cotterell and Chipping Sodbury side. Full-back Mark Giles and No 8 Luke Thomas, who scored a try, shared the man-of-the-match accolade. Centre Charlie Stokes claimed Southmead's other try, with scrum-half Devon White adding two conversions.
Clevedon Under-16s romped to a convincing 48-0 victory over Taunton Old Reds at Coleridge Vale.
The Seasiders swept into a 17-0 lead, thanks to a try from Tom Brown and a double from Dan Jones, plus a Kieran Hill conversion.
Clevedon upped the ante still further after the break to produce their best rugby of the contest.
Brown added another try, while Joe Ford claimed a brace and Warren Taylor got his first try for the club. And star man Jones completed his hat-trick, with Hill adding three further conversions.
Old Reds Under-16s let slip a 21-0 half-time lead, to allow Bath outfit Avon back in the game at Bathampton. But a power surge midway through the second half eased them to a 40-28 triumph. The Brislington-based side started well, with tries from full-back Tapiwa Munemo, wing Ben Keller and scrum-half Josh Clayfield, with Ollie Conybeare booting three conversions. But the half-time whistle allowed the hosts a chance to regroup and battle back to level terms.
But the visitors picked up the pace to finish strongly, scoring further tries courtesy of centre Charlie Hacker, lock Thor Baber and Munemo's second score. Conybeare adding two more conversions.
Meanwhile, Jay Allen was a hat-trick hero during Old Reds Under-13s' 31-0 win over Chipping Sodbury. Allen was joined on the score-sheet by Connor Harris and Joe Hunt, who also nudged over three conversions for Reds.
St Mary's junior section is on the look-out for kind-hearted businesses to make donations towards their Christmas raffle.
Under-12s coach Spencer Redwood said: "We can't keep asking the parents to keep putting their hands in their pockets to bail us out."
Contact Spencer on: 01454 882091 or firstname.lastname@example.org