Combination Cup

BRISTOL AND DISTRICT RUGBY FOOTBALL COMBINATION
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CHARLES SAUNDERS CUP main competition Final 2009

CUP FINAL DATE CONFIRMED

St. Mary’s Old Boys  v  Clifton  @ Memorial Stadium - Weds 6th May - KO 7:30pm

Admission £5.00, Concessions & U16’s free.

 

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Clifton won a hard fought Final 45-21.  They were always going to be favourites after a tremendous season and so it proved, although St. Mary's were in no way to be outdone and battled to the final whistle.  The score at half time was only 7-6 to Clifton so a half time bollocking from "Ronnie" Regan must have done something!  There was a yellow for each side for killing the ball but all else was played in the spirit of rugby, no quarter asked or given!

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Bristol Combination Cup Final 2008


Cleve 51 – Clevedon 5.


It was not unexpected that Cleve would win but by this score was a surprise to a few people.
Clevedon were totally out classed in the backs but more than held their own in the forwards. The 3 Ajuwa brothers scored 6 tries between them for Cleve.

A penalty by Matt Spencer in the opening 10 minutes and further tries, despite dogged defence by Clevedon, let Dan Ajuwa in on 17 minutes, flanker Andy Edwards on 30 minutes and Joe Ajuwa on 39 minutes. Clevedon prop Ben Stone was yellow carded for entering from the side of a ruck and another try was scored during his absence.
Matt Spencer converted two tries to make it 27-0 at half time.


After the restart, another yellow card for Clevedon (hooker Joe Williams) reduced them to 13 men and Cleve took full advantage to score 4 tries in an 11 minute spell, prop Dave Vivian, lock Steve Hunt, Joe and Shack Ajuwa all scored, Matt Spencer adding extras to 2 of the tries. Joe Ajuwa completed his hat trick with 10 minutes to go but Clevedon kept going to the end and wing Grant Cherrington score a fine consolation try for Clevedon in the 75th minute but Cleve had the final say with Dan Ajuwa bagging his brace just before full time.
 

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