League leaders prove too strong for Weston

PUBLISHED: 12:18 03 November 2017

Andy Glen.

Andy Glen.

Copyright Andrew Collins 2016. All rights reserved

League leaders Dings proved too strong for Weston in their latest South West Premier encounter.

Weston 3 pts

Dings Crusaders 30 pts

Unbeaten league leaders Dings were the visitors for Weston’s latest South West Premier clash.

The opening exchanges were even and Weston’s defence was rock solid and disciplined. They gave little ground and conceded no penalties, despite not having any meaningful possession.

When Weston did get the ball they attacked well and it really looked as though Weston’s backs could breach the Dings defence if they got enough chances.

The score was 0-0 after 35 minutes and Weston can be pleased with holding out the undisputed league leaders for this long, but eventually the pressure told and they conceded a penalty which was converted.

Despite the home side’s attempt to regain momentum it was Dings who forced a second penalty which resulted in another three points and a yellow card for full-back Chris Young.

In time added on, Dings scored in the corner and although the try was disputed, the score was allowed and the teams turned round with the home side trailing by 0-11.

Weston started the second half with much the better of the play. They carried well, looked after the ball and kept possession through numerous phases. Their sole reward was a penalty kicked by Dickson to pull back to 3-11, but their enterprising energy deserved more.

Despite having their best period of play, it was Dings who regained momentum and they scored an unconverted try to extend their lead.

Weston were dismayed when playing from advantage signalled by the referee they worked the ball wide for Watkins to cross for a try which was subsequently disallowed, and Weston were forced to settle for a scrum when they felt they had done enough to score and be within striking range.

In the dying moments of the game, Dings’ strength, pressure and determination allowed them to cross for two further tries and they ran out deserved winners by a rather flattering score line of 3-30.

There were many positives in the performance of the home side. They kept pace with the league leaders and kept their penalty count low, but in the end the visitors had just too much clinical resource available to them.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 16:02

Weston slipped to defeat at Poole Town, despite a strong second half showing.

Wed, 16:01

A delayed journey to Maidenhead did little to help Weston’s cause as they slumped to a heavy defeat.

Wed, 16:01

Hornets remain rooted to the bottom of the South West Premier League following their latest defeat.

Wed, 15:59

A floodlight failure at Devizes caused Cheddar’s match to be abandoned with just seven minutes remaining.

Wed, 15:58

Locking Park went to the top of the Weston & District League Division 1 with a 4-0 victory over Wrington Redhill Reserves.

Wed, 12:39

A new team of professionals has been announced to take over at Worlebury Golf Club.

Wed, 12:38

Fencer Luke Mason was defeated by the world champion at a European cadet circuit fencing competition in Grenoble, France.

Wed, 12:37

Uphill Badminton Club enjoyed a mixed week, with two wins and two defeats.

Wed, 12:36

St Andrews Ladies enjoyed an excellent victory over Taunton Deane in the national Yetton Trophy.

Wed, 10:29

Twenty-two Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the final Burnham 5k run of the year to earn valuable championship points.

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder