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Young squad seal a super tour triumph
8:20am Friday 27th April 2012 in Rugby
EVESHAM Rugby Club’s under nines returned with a trophy from their annual tour in Bournemouth.
They won third-place silverware on the first day and narrowly missed out on another trophy on the second despite some fine rugby.
Evesham also received the fair play award for their age group which was presented by ex-England player Mark Regan.
The town club’s under 13s put on a fine display, driven by their forwards, to win 12-5 at Droitwich Spa.
Led by captain Marcus Harris, Lewis Garrood, Harry Jacob and Lewis Cochrane won clean ball for Glenn Harvey to set his backs off.
James Thompson, Conor Armento and Archie Webster defended solidly, while Keiran Raymer made a series of powerful runs up the wings.
Ryan Dawe and Will Farrell scored tries with Thompson converting one.
Evesham under 16s were given a lesson by accomplished touring side Diss with a 40-7 home defeat.
The home team struggled to contain the effective Norfolk visitors but fine defence kept the score pointless for the first 30 minutes.
But Diss scored three quick tries to lead 21-0 at half-time before adding three more after the break.
The solid Wilf Watson scored a consolation try with Dom Berry converting, while Kieran Grady was player-ofthe- match.
Debuts were made by Connor Greatrix, Connor Barr and Will Gillette.
In an under 16s challenge cup match at Broadstreet, Evesham saw the hosts lift the trophy with a 37-27 victory.
The points arrived through tries from Watson (2) and Alex Stoddart with Mike Harris kicking three conversions and two penalties. Captain Matt Camp was named player-of-the-match.
Evesham under 12s had mixed fortunes with a 7-0 win over Alcester and 21-14 defeat to Chaddesley Corbett.
The hosts named their manof- the-day as forward Will Moreland for his hard work around the field in their last home fixtures of the season.
They were on the back-foot in the first period against Chaddesley but opened the scoring with Will Bugg running the length of the pitch to score after Cormach Papirnik’s impressive quick break.
The visitors scored two tries but Evesham levelled with another Papirnik break finished off by Bugg only for Chaddesley to win with an effort from a five-metre scrum.
Zeke Evans scored the try in his side’s victory over Alcester.