Cup triumph for Frampton Cotterell RFC

FRAMPTON Cotterell Rugby Club won the Bristol Combination Vase, beating Old Colstonians 21-18 in an exciting and tight final at the Lockleaze rugby venue.

The victory in the knock-out club competition came 20 years after Fram’s last cup win, which was also against Old Colstonians, so the club and first team players were over the moon.

Fram seemed to be in control and were never behind in the game but, with one score being the difference most of the game, Charlie Hill’s 100% success rate with the boot was an important factor.

Fram’s development process is really working, as 90% of team came through Frampton’s Junior and Colt set up: that camaraderie and team spirit was definitely a factor in the last 10 minutes, as they held on for victory.

It was difficult to pick a man of match: coaches Olly Slym and Nige Smith singled out hooker Cameron Smith, but it was a real team effort.

Mike Weaver

Picture: Frampton players celebrate victory