TAUNTON RFC U14 ‘Rebels’ have been crowned the Somerset Cup U14 winners after defeating Keynsham in the final.

They fought a close game against worthy opponents Keynsham U14’s in the recent Somerset Cup Junior Finals held at Cheddar Valley RFC last Sunday. 

Following the previous days glorious weather, it was unfortunate that the Finals day dawned overcast and drizzly, but spirits were not dampened and the team made the most of their preparations and entered the game in good form.

For the first half of the game the Rebels were parked in the Keynsham 22 and repeated efforts on crossing the line were ‘held up’ by an incredible Keynsham defence.

With a rising penalty count from Keynsham the Rebels settled for 3 points to get on their way & the game entered half time at Taunton 3 – Keynsham 0.

The second half of the game saw a push from Keynsham with two well worked tries, one of which was converted.

Taunton also scoring a great forwards try & conversion to keep the game within their reach. The score stood at Taunton 10 – Keynsham 12 with minutes left to play.

With the final scrum of the game, the referee awarded a penalty to Taunton. With the decision made to go for the posts, the Taunton Rebels kicker stepped forward and calmly slotted the penalty between the posts.

That left the full time score at Taunton 13–12 Keynsham. What a victory!