Weston-super-Mare RFC were blown away by Okehampton as the Okes came from behind to win 41-10 at the Recreation Ground in the Regional 1 South West last Saturday.

In blustery conditions, the Seasiders started well against their visitors, who started the game four places and eight points above their hosts but had only won once in four games on the road. 

A fine 50-22 kick by fly-half George Nuttycombe put Weston close to the visitors’ line and a successful catch and drive from the resulting line out gave flanker Callum Kingscott the opening try. Nuttycombe added the extras with a fine conversion.

Okehampton hit back and took advantage when an excellent offload from their fly-half Dan Fogerty put outside centre Leon Horn over for their first try which was converted by full back Luke Simmons.

After a mini break by full-back Chris Young and a chip by scrum half Dan Lomax gave left wing Hayden Main a chance to pressurise Simmons who scrambled the ball into touch.

But Weston could not take advantage with their now deteriorating line out. They did however retake the lead when centres Bradley McPate and Huw Morgan combined to put Nuttycombe away.

He earned a penalty which he converted to put the hosts three points up at half-time.

The second half was an entirely different story with the writing on the wall when the restart was fumbled, and the visitors immediately scored a try through hooker Nathan Tomkins.

Simmons added the extras two quick fire penalties to put the Okes 10 points up. 

Weston's heads dropped and they conceded further tries with ease through inside centre Rhys Palmer, and a brace from Horn.

Simmons converting all three to complete the scoring. Weston, who are four points adrift at the foot of the table, have proved that they can compete but only it seems for forty to fifty minutes. 

This allied to a complete breakdown in their line out and the ease in which the opposition can score second half tries would lead to certain conclusions that hopefully will be taken on board for the rest of the season.

Weston travel to face Exmouth on Saturday at 2.30pm, with the Devon side now sixth in the table after their 33-17 defeat away to 
Devonport Services. 

Weston-super-Mare have been drawn at home to Regional 2 South West side Burnham-on-Sea in the opening round of this season’s Webb Ellis Somerset County Cup.

The tie will be played on Saturday, November 25, at 2:30pm and admission will be free.