After suffering a narrow defeat at home to Broad Plain just before Christmas, Cheddar U7s were eager to put the record straight and came out all guns blazing in their re-match in Bedminster.
Skippered by Louis de Gregorio, Cheddar chose to kick off but were soon subjected to a punishing attack by a well drilled Broad Plain Team losing three tries in quick succession. Had it not been for the tenacious tagging of Sam George and Archie Young they would have been further behind as they approached half time. However Cheddar soon found their composure and started to go on the offensive making good ground allowing Zac Carter to score twice just before the half time whistle. Both teams scored a further two tries in the second half with Zak Carter getting a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Matthew Holmes leaving Braod Plain the narrow winners 5-4 in what was an expansive and entertaining display of running rugby. Showing typical grit and determination, Cheddar came straight back in the second game with Ben Crocker using his impressive speeed and strength to score twice in the first half supported by the dynamic William Creaser who was never far from the action. All credit is due to Broad Plain as they did not give up and came back with two tries but Cheddar rounded off another fine display with a fantastic solo effort by Georgia Hemmings touching down in the corner securing a richly deserved Cheddar victory with a final score of 3-2. Any one of the Cheddar team could have justifiably walked away with the player of the match trophy but as it was, the honour went to Reef Belcher for his superb support play, great running and admirable sportsmanship. Cheddar look forward to finessing their skills at training next week before taking on Yatton the week after in what promises to be an equally nail biting encounter.