College 1st XI lose out in eight-goal thriller

Weston College football 1st XI were on the end of an eight-goal thriller against Bridgwater.

WESTON College football 1st XI travelled to Bridgwater and were beaten in an eight-goal thriller.

The game was competitive from the start and Bridgwater took a two-goal lead before Weston halved the deficit when Jared Ford was brought down on the edge of the box. Roberto Maione stepped up and provided a superb ball into the box, which was put in by a Bridgwater player.

Just before half-time, Bridgwater scored again with another long ball over the top.

After the break, Tyler Davis scored with a quality finish. Near the end, Nath Groom had a claim for a penalty denied and Bridgwater went straight up the other end and scored.

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A minute later, Weston got the goal they deserved, but were caught on the break as Bridgwater made it 5-3.

THE second team squad travelled to Filton to compete against SGS second team, with the majority of the squad making their college debuts.

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Weston started the game slowly and found themselves behind after only six minutes. It didn’t take long for Weston to regroup and started to impose themselves on the game, the midfield of Will Sneddon-Coombes, Jack Owen and Tyler Manning feeding some great passes into the forward line of Lewis McLean, Toby Jones and Luke Weeks.

Weston scored their equaliser courtesy of Sneddon-Coombes with a long-range shot. Filton enjoyed a good spell of possession just before half-time, but the back line of Ryan Eardley, Jack English, Lewis Chappell and Jack Hughes defended bravely.

Weston started the second half the brighter with Weeks going close from just inside the opposition box, Sneddon-Coombes hitting the post from long range and Chappell rising highest from a corner to hit the woodwork again.

The visitors began to tire and goalkeeper Joey Grocock was called into action making some great saves. There was nothing he could do after a quick Filton counter attack from a Weston corner ended up in the Weston net. Tired legs begun to show as Filton scored another two goals to finish 4-1 winners.

WESTON College Rugby 1st XV entertained Wells Blue School in the prestigious Nat West Under-18s Cup.

The College fielded its strongest side of the year and from the offset, Weston took full advantage of poor restarts, running in two tries without the opponents touching the ball.

Debutant Dan Swarby scored with his first touch of the ball as a replacement as Weston played fast, multi-phase rugby that was too quick for Wells to cope with. This enabled the team to score freely, with the final score 67-0.

Man of the match was Daniel Swaby, who is studying Level 2 sport coaching and plays for Gordano Sharks Under-18s.

WESTON College Golf Academy has the privilege of hosting this year’s AOC Regional Open at link golf club Mendip Springs yesterday (Wednesday).

The four academy golfers from all walks of college life including apprenticeships, sport and public services and business management, will challenge themselves against the top players in the South West.

The format of the day is based on team and individual scores. The college students have prepared well under the tutorage of Mendip Springs Golf Club, PGA pro Scott Thompson.

If the team achieve their team and individual potential, then qualification to the national final at Southport and Ainsdale in April, is a realistic possibility in the college’s first year in competing in elite golf.

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