Hayden marks his return with a hat-trick
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Hayden Maine crossed for a hat-trick for Weston Under-12s, but it was not enough as Yatton emerged narrow winners.
HAYDEN Maine announced his return to rugby with three tries in the second half in Weston Under-12s narrow defeat by neighbours Yatton.
Yatton began excellently and it looked as though they would run riot as they repeatedly crashed through the Weston lines and early in the second half were 35-5 up.
Weston though, came storming back to make a game of it. In the end, the flurry of second half tries which added to Matthew James’s opener by Hobbes Gaulton, Dylan Way, Alfie Calcutt and Hayden Maine (3) proved to be not quite enough.
The Under-13s ventured deep into the Gloucestershire countryside to face new opposition in the form of Dursley.
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Despite good defending from Joe Connolly and Jordan Togood, Dursley broke through to score before a fine run from their winger added another.
The Weston pack started to gain some momentum with surging runs from Dan Meadon and Billy Howells, before Brooke Chamberlain crashed through to get Weston on the score sheet before half-time.
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He repeated his move after the break to bring Weston level on tries before Dursley scored again. The backs started a recovery as Jack Press gave a well-timed pass to Kyron Pearce, who touched down in the corner before man of the match Lewis Paterson did the same minutes later.
Dursley scored again and took the lead after putting over all their conversions. With the clock running down, the forwards pilled on the pressure before releasing the ball to Pearce, whose mesmerising run ended under the posts, converted by Patterson to make the final score 29-28 to Weston.
The Under-7s travelled to neighbours Yatton and took part in an even encounter. Yatton started positively in the first game against the Weston blue team, with Kieron being a constant threat to the visitors. Oliver Morgan and Ashleigh Truscott proved to be equally enthusiastic with some brave tagging and also scoring.
William Stiddard is improving every game and Jolly Gaulton ended with three tries to his credit, but Charlie Calcutt was the pick for the visitors claiming some great tags and crossing for some great tries.
The next game was pretty much the same affair with good plays by both teams. The morning ended with a big game of bulldog, which all the kids enjoyed as they get to play together as one big team.
The Under-6s enjoyed two wins over Yatton, a close-fought 10-8 in the first and 8-2 in the second.
Good tries came from Ciaran, Fred, Edward and Joe and good tagging prevented Yatton scoring more.
In another game, the Under-6s were quick off the mark with Fred Sweet scoring, while Harrison Lees was quick to follow up with some good play with Jacob Rumble to secure the second try.
Fine offloads between Dillon Drinkwater and Frankie Moore kept pushing the strong defence of Tatton and a fantastic interception from Frankie saw him go over for another try. Strong defence from Dillon and Jacob kept Yatton at bay, well supported by Fred as Weston won 6-4.
The Under-8s made the short journey to Yatton and came home with the spoils, winning both of the matches played.
In the first game, Weston Reds took an early lead as Harry Wills demonstrated great vision, with Ollie Dadds benefitting. JJ Weall put in a great shift with numerous tags, but the lead tagger of the day was Fin Simpson.
Roo Beckett showed his agility as he made the corner for the first try of the game, while Harry Gadsden scored in the first-half and benefitted from great support play to score a couple more. Dominic Hawkins took the direct approach to score and Harvey Mount followed suit with direct running with ball in hand, while Thomas Withers continues to improve each week.
In the second game, Weston Blues also came away victorious. Jack Groom was athletic in his defence, with Leon Beard leading the line. Shawn Shergold continues to improve and benefitted with a good try as reward.
Similarly, Daniel Golledge showed great improvement and Jayden Hood added his customary great performance to the team and Luke Buttery was brilliant in defence.
Debutant Ben Smart fitted in easily, while Kaylan Marnock again demonstrated his blistering pace and tactical awareness. The revelation of the day though, must be Tom Addereley.
Finally, the biggest smile and proudest moment went to Jack Hobbs, who took the ball from halfway and jinked his way to the try line and beamed all the way back again.
HORNETS Under-16s appreciated Gordano coming to The Nest after a few weeks of the opposition crying off.
Hornets started well and the forwards were winning quality ruck ball for Williams to deliver and Hornets broke through with surging runs by Constable, Parkman and, as always, the back row of Francis, Richardson and Holyday.
Swift ball shipped from the ruck and Humphris jinked through a couple of tackles and was taken over the line by his forwards for a fine try, which he converted.
When Gordano attacked, they were met with some ferocious defence by Hornets. Solomon’s line speed was superb throughout and Dover and Eades smashed their opposite numbers on many occasions. Turner made ground and Dolcezza was quick to show his talent in both attack and defence.
Hornets were awarded a scrum five and good defence kept Holyday out, but Eades scorched through for another well-worked try, converted by Humphris.
After the break, a loose ball was picked up by Dover and with help from Hancock, Wall finished crossed for a well-worked try.
Gordano got a well-deserved try right at the end to make the final score Hornets 19, Gordano 7.
Special mention goes to Adam Dover for some big hits.
The Under-15s travelled to Frampton Cotterell with several key players missing, but came away with a draw.
Hornets took the lead after a line-out catch and drive saw Tom Bailey break off to feed the ball to Callum Leonard, who beat several defenders to touch down. The hosts equalised when they fed their county winger, who raced in to score.
After the break, Hornets dominated play, but a loose pass saw Frampton race the length of the pitch to score a converted try. Hornets replied from a quick tap penalty and Josh Cooke put Dan Swan over in the corner, converted by Cooke to level the scores.
Bailey looked like he scored the winner, but the referee was unsighted.
Winger Lewis Rickwood played well, but the man of the match went to Ieuan Walters.