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Matson clinch Western Counties North promotion with stylish play-off win

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

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Teignmouth 10 Matson 35

MATSON will play South West One rugby next season after winning a play-off with the Western Counties West runners-up.

Matson, who finished second behind Drybrook in Western Counties North, led Teignmouth 8-5 at half-time before pulling away after the break.tries by prop Joe Payne and one apiece for centre Ryan Woodhouse, wing Arron Morefield, centre Sean Denning and scrum-half Joe Stokes set up their victory.also slotted a conversion and a penalty.is Matson’s second promotion in three years.Chris Ravenhill said: “We’re a young side with an average age of 25.

“The core of the side came together as 17-year-olds and they’ve gone on from there.

“They like to play rugby and they’ve got plenty of pace.”

n In the Stroud Combination Cup, Cirencester IIIs won a very well-contested Bill Adams Trophy game 22-20 against Dursley IIIs, with a last gasp penalty.Cirencester eventually triumphed 15-7 in the Senior Cup against a spirited young Painswick side. Last weekend, Cainscross won the Junior Plate and Stroud Nomads clinched the Junior Cup, beating Cirencester IIs and Fairford respectively.Combination and Gloucestershire Schoolmasters will play on Wednesday May 7, at Stroud RFC (7.30pm)

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