Maximum points for United

Weston picked up maximum points at Taunton to keep up the pressure on third-placed Stothert & Pitt.

Taunton 34 pts

Weston United 47 pts

Weston went into this game looking to come away with the maximum five points to keep up the pressure on third-placed Stothert & Pitt and shared 12 tries on a fine afternoon of flowing rugby.

It was clear from the early scrums that Weston would dominate this area as their pack shunted Taunton backwards repeatedly. A quickly-taken penalty allowed fly-half Loz Ware to make a fine break and pass to the supporting Ollie Caton to score. George Chapman added the conversion.

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Soon after this score, they were awarded another free kick and the quick-thinking Chapman took a quick tap and burrowed over the line and added the extras. Taunton then scored their only try of the half as their pacy winger scooted around the Weston defence for a fine try.

Following a great break by Robbie Mackay, the ball was recycled after several phases to allow Colt Sam Light to crash over from close range, before Taunton dropped a goal.

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Weston secured the four-try bonus point on the stroke of half-time as the powerful Weston pack pushed Taunton back over the try line for Colt Tom Sugg to dab down, with Chapman adding the extras.

After the break, good work by Sugg and Sam Fisher set up Mackay to score out wide. Taunton hit back with two tries, before Loz Ware set up Caton for his second try, which Chapman converted.

The seventh and final Weston try was one for the pack as the surging Weston scrum was too much for Taunton to hold and the referee awarded the penalty try that Chapman converted.

In the last eight minutes of the game, Weston gifted Taunton two converted tries to make the scoreline look closer than what the match actually was.

With three games to go, Weston will finish as the highest-placed second team in the league and look forward to their last home fixture of the season on Saturday against Chew Valley.

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