Mendip Sevens Cup victory for Weston

Weston Under-13s.

Weston Under-13s. - Credit: Archant

Weston Under-13s won the Mendip Sevens Cup held at Winscombe.

WESTON Under-13s took a squad of 12 players to Winscombe to take part in the Mendips Sevens Cup.

The first game was against Taunton and with good work from scrum-half Tom Flavin, Harry Strutt and Dominic Marshall scored tries to win 10-0.

Touring team Old Leamingtonians were next. Lewis Patterson scored his first of four tries of the day. Good team work from the forwards Euan Braidwood and Jo Connolly set up Toby Maleham to score a second try. Paterson, Connolly and Dominic Marshall added further tries and with two conversions by Paterson, the final score was 31-7.

The third game was against hosts Winscombe, who were the first to score but Weston pulled back with Kyron Pearce, Flavin and a fine Paterson offload to Harry Strutt resulted in a 19-5 victory.


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The next game was the semi-final against runners-up of their pool, Chew Valley. Good work by Euan Braidwood and Jo Connolly saw two tries from Flavin and one each from Marshall and Paterson, as Weston won 22-7.

The final against Nailsea & Backwell was a tense affair with a lot of defensive work from both sides. Paterson made a break to score and convert, before Nailsea scored in the last minute of the game. With the final kick-off, Weston kept possession and the whistle blew to a score of 7-5.

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HORNETS Under-16s had their end-of-season dinner and awards at the club, attended by the players and their families.

Phil Hogarth was guest of honour and handed out the awards, along with the 1st XV captain Chris Francis.

The team played 22, won 19 and lost three, scoring 134 tries and an average of six tries and 38 points a match.

Top appearances: Paddy Holyday (22), Connor Chamberlain, Jordan Humphris, Jack Richardson, Thomas Cocking (21). Top tries: Paddy Holyday (24), Connor Chamberlain, Sam Bate (14) Top points: Jordan Humphris (134), Paddy Holyday (120).

Awards - most improved player: Jim Constable; players’ player: Jack Richardson; player of the year: Ben Eades.

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