Mat­son did the com­mu­nity proud

Gloucestershire Echo - - DEAC'S WEEK -

SADLY Mat­son did not get that cov­eted win at Twick­en­ham which would have been very much de­served but, backed by a large fol­low­ing, the men in black did the Glouces­ter rugby com­mu­nity proud.

It is not very of­ten in a com­mu­nity club’s his­tory that you play at Twick­en­ham one week, and the fol­low­ing week you get to play on King­sholm.

Mat­son will achieve this when all three of their se­nior teams play in the Com­bi­na­tion Cup fi­nals day. Good luck to them and the Old Cents.

The County Cham­pi­onship kicked off this week with Glouces­ter­shire after a dis­jointed first half eas­ing away from a spir­ited Devon side to start the cam­paign on a pos­i­tive foot­ing.

The side was made up of a healthy Cin­der­ford con­tin­gent.

With Kent up next at Clifton this Satur­day, a win will go a long way to them top­ping their league.

I must also men­tion the Cirences­ter Youth 7s festival that hap­pened on Bank Hol­i­day Sun­day.

It is a com­pe­ti­tion that be­gan way back in 1978 mak­ing this the 42nd con­sec­u­tive year, which is a re­mark­able achieve­ment.

After at­tend­ing on Sun­day, the tour­na­ment is go­ing from strength to strength with youth teams from all over Glouces­ter­shire and neigh­bour­ing coun­ties tak­ing part.

Run once again with great pre­ci­sion by event co­or­di­naters Mike Tim­brell and Mel Len­non and the 7s or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee.

Well done guys, long may it con­tinue. Henry Trinder from Glouces­ter Rugby called in to present some tro­phies and was de­lighted to find his name on one of them back in 2006 when he was a Ciren colt.

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