Norton Thirds show great spirit, despite hefty defeat – Winscombe RFC 2nd XV 69 Midsomer Norton RFC 3rd XV 5

By Leah Smith in Football

The Thirds travelled on Saturday to take on high-flying Winscombe, who currently sit third in the Somerset Two North League. Despite the score line, Norton showed plenty of spirit and made their hosts work hard for the victory.

Norton boasted a large squad, with a number of new faces. Winger, Luke Dickinson, showed promise, as did his replacement, Sam Maundrell, and flanker, Ronnell Tayag, who were both making their debuts.

Norton’s younger members also played their part, with Finn Goudie impressing at scrum half, Alex Higgs competing well at number eight, and wingers, Liam Shaw and Liam Shakespeare, both contributing.

The hosts eventually eased to victory, but not before Norton registered their one score of the game. Fly half, Jack Rideout gave Norton field position. From a resulting scrum, number eight, Simon Tuong, was just stopped short of the line, but winger, Kemar Stewart, was on hand to power over for a well deserved try.

There are no games next weekend due to the Six Nations before Norton hit the road again the following week as they travel to league leaders, Morganians.