Colts remain undefeated
Weston Colts defeated Chew Valley by just two points.
Weston Colts 12 pts
Chew Valley 10 pts
WESTON Colts entertained a large and strong Chew Valley team and won a tough game 12-10, maintaining their undefeated start to the season.
The larger Chew pack dominated the set pieces, rucks and mauls, but Weston held strong until midway through the first half when Chew took the lead with an unconverted try.
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Weston upped the pace and to their credit they played the right game, moving the ball around at speed. Weston stuck to their guns and took the lead with a quick tap penalty, with Kieran Shelley putting Matt Armstrong through under the posts for a converted try for Weston to lead 7-5 at half time.
In the second half, Weston took the game to Chew and were close to scoring on a number of occasions only for the final pass to go astray.
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Robbie Mackay made a series of breaks when Weston looked under pressure and from one such break, he put away PJ Grimes from 30 yards to score an unconverted try and extend Weston’s lead to 12-5.
Unfortunately at this point, Weston lost Armstrong with a nasty cut to the eye and conceded an unconverted try to make the score 12-10.
From the re-start and with just minutes remaining, Mackay narrowly missed a penalty from the 10-metre line. This lead to a nail-biting finish with Chew hammering the Weston line and in the final play they crossed, but were denied by the excellent Shane Tandy, who held the ball up.
Weston’s EJ McGrath man of the match was Kieran Shelley.
HORNETS Under-13s hosted Frampton Cottrell in their first home game.
Having lost heavily last season, the Hornets were looking to make amends. The match started well with Jake Middleton scoring two tries, one of which Tommy Bailey converted.
Some excellent tackling from man of the match Sam Forster could not contain Frampton, who ran in three tries as Hornets trailed 17-12 at half-time.
Like the previous week, Hornets were a different team in the second half with forwards George Thomas, Ieuan Michael, Ed Andrew, Nick and Tyler starting to dominate the game.
It wasn’t long before Tyler Haynes went over to level the scores. Another long run from Middleton saw him complete his hat-trick and put Hornets 22-17 up.