DOUBLE-CHASING Holway completed part one of their mission with a 5-1 win over Wellington in the Under-12 KO Cup final, 20 years ago this week.

The final was played at Taunton Town FC’s Wordsworth Drive ground, where goals from Kieran Wyatt (2), Dave Phillpott, Lee Smythe and Ben Langford handed Holford victory and enabled them to get their hands on the silverware.

Pictured above are the Holway Under-12 team, from left to right: back row - Chris Radford (manager), Scott Reynolds, Shane Davis, James Conway, Dave Buckley, Lee Taylor (captain), Oliver Berry, John Baker, Steve Lock (assistant manager); front row - Lee Smythe, Shaun Locke, John Milne, Ben Langford, Dave Clark, Dave Phillpott, Ben Evans, Joe Palmer, Kieran Wyatt.


Somerset County Gazette:

MINEHEAD’S Under-10 rugby players put in an excellent performance to win the Plate final at a tournament in Weston-super-Mare, this week in April 2011.

With the ground very hard, each game proved to be physically demanding on every player.

Minehead narrowly lost their first game, against tournament winners Keynsham, and that proved to be a wake-up call.

An outstanding display of forwards and backs interlinking gave them a 30-0 win over Taunton, which was followed by a 10-5 success against Old Bristolians.

In the Plate semi-finals the Minehead pack overpowered Nailsea, winning the match 10-5 to set up a decider with Chew.

Minehead broke the deadlock through Lewis Hercock touching down.

Chew fought back hard and scored a try of their own in the dying moments, but the Plate was Minehead’s by virtue of scoring first.

Minehead squad: Finn Reeson, Harry Hirst, Harvey Liddle, Ed Francis, Bertie Callandine, Alfie Martin, Jake Metcalf, Nathan Metcalf, Lewis Hercock, Lewis Murray, Tom Williams, Jacob Peters.