Keynsham book their place in the semi-finals
By The Bristol Post | Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 05:00
KEYNSHAM Under-16s are through to Bristol Junior Combination Cup semi-finals following a 29-5 victory over Frampton Cotterell.
Keynsham scored five tries, thanks to a double from lock Billy Tinson, and touchdowns from Dan Moody, Tom Scott and Matt King. Toby Williams added two conversions.
Cotham Park Under-16s edged a thrilling 15-10 victory against St Brendan's at Failand.
There was little to chose between the sides in a contest that ebbed and flowed, with the home side claiming a dramatic late win when Pete Thitam crossed for his second try. Harry Wragg scored Park's other try.
Gordano Under-14s came from behind to beat a spirited Bristol Saracens outfit at Casswell Lane.
The Sharks, who were 14-10 adrift at the interval, responded superbly to win 27-19. Tom Krause and Alex Walder both claimed try doubles, with Josh Connock also dabbing down for the Portbury-based side. Noah Holmes added a conversion. Sarries points came courtesy of Tom Foot, who bagged a brace of tries, and Josh Parsons, with Tom Taylor landing a conversion.
Southmead Under-12s, despite a heroic defensive display, went down 40-5 at Gordano. Star man Charlie Stokes grabbed the visitors' only try.
Southmead Under-9s battled to a 45-45 draw with the Sharks. Props Finlay Casewell (3) and Toby Popple (2), who was celebrating his birthday, scored tries, with wing Tom Jones, scrum-half Sam Williams and centre Jacob Sposito also dotting down.
Southmead Under-8s were beaten 45-30 by St Brendan's and 45-25 by Gordano.
Avonmouth Under-11s had a 42-35 win over St Bernadettes at Barracks Lane. Tom Hooper, Solomon Taufa, Flynn Dolan, Lewis Mills, Jacob Dixon and Lewis Bird all claimed tries for Avonmouth.
St Mary's Under-11s were 56-0 winners over St Brendan's. Dan Parsons, Drew Lewis, Jack Pickles, Angus Gowling, Ethan Graham and Ben Mason all scored tries.
Stockwood Sharks Under-10s entertained Kingswood Knights and, thanks to two Lewis Button tries, recorded a 10-0 win. The Under-9s also pipped the Knights 35-10 and 20-10, with Finlay Edwards, Edward Harvey, Keon Sokoni, Louis Smith and Lewis Taylor scoring tries. The Under-8s drew 30-30 against the Knights, before gaining a 35-20 victory. Ellie Haynes, Liam Tarling and Mo Sheena all touched down.
The Under-7s lost 50-35 and drew 25-25 with the Knights, with Laura Socket picking up the player-of-the-match award. Charlie Cook was outstanding for the Knights Under-7s, and there were touchdowns for Alfie Rossiter, Finlay Starkey, Niall Cussack, Finlay and Ethan Henderson-Barr, Daniel Jones, Haydn Vince and Callum McConvile.
Clifton Under-9s enjoyed a 3-0 clean sweep against Broad Plain at St John's Lane. Ollie Simcox was in superb form during his four-try performance. Other tries came from Theo Bevan, Ben Rogers, Jake Davies, Sami Hamid and Luke Taylor.
Joe Brook crossed for three tries during Clifton Under-11s' 55-5 win at Broad Plain.