A smashing Plate win for the Camelot youngsters in Bournemouth

Camelot U10s won the Plate at the annual Bournemouth Rugby Festival
Camelot U10s won the Plate at the annual Bournemouth Rugby Festival

The Camelot U10 team returned from Dorset with a trophy for the cabinet after winning the Plate competition at the annual Bournemouth Rugby Festival.

They got off to a slow start in their group as they struggled to adapt to the wet and windy conditions – losing the opening two matches before recording a 3-0 win over Salisbury that earned them a place in the Plate quarter-finals against Wells City.

By now the boys were hitting form, as they rattled past Wells with a dominant 7-2 victory and a place in the semi-finals against Ellingham.

Once again, Camelot were showcasing their excellent passing game and they cruised into the final with a comfortable 5-0 win.

By the time Camelot took to the pitch for the final match they had been at the rain-drenched festival for more than seven hours.

Showing strength and maturity beyond their years, they put in an excellent performance against Fordingbridge to win the match 2-0, much to the delight of all the players and their parents on the sidelines.