Another fine victory for the Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 09:27 14 October 2016

Weston Wanderers recorded an excellent victory against North Petherton.

Weston Wanderers 67 pts

North Petherton 12 pts

The Wanderers recorded another victory, with captain Harry Nash being heard from the outset.

Excellent defence Alec Hughes and Dan Berry early on kept Petherton out, before Pete Devanney crossed the line to open the scoring, before Dan Press scored the second try for the Wanderers to make the score 10-0.

Just before half-time, Berry scored his first try for Weston with some blinding play, converted by Rich Frost, but Pethy hit back to score, before Frost touched down to make it 22-5 with a solid first-half coming to a close.

The second half started extremely well for Weston, with Darran Burns scoring with Frost again making a successful kick.

Weston found their feet in this game with some fantastic flowing rugby and dominating most of the scrums. Further tries followed from Brandon Robinson, Paul Sprague (2), Josh Wheeler and Burns as the Wanderers finished on top.

Weston Development XV 39 pts

Midsomer Norton 19 pts

Weston’s development squad welcomed league leaders Midsomer Norton to The Rec and put in a great performance to take all five points.

Things started well for Weston having soaked up early Norton pressure, when scrum-half Ben Searle darted blind to run in from 30 metres. Norton came back well and took the lead with a converted try.

Weston responded well from the restart with the excellent Harry Long reclaiming brilliantly in the air and a subsequent penalty was slotted by skipper Dan Prime. The game ebbed and flowed before Prime scored in the corner to make it 13-7 at the break.

In the second half, and Sam Webb-Wood was too strong for the covering defence and scored and five minutes later Stefan Thomson also crossed, with Prime converting both tries.

Weak tackling let Norton bring the score back to 27-12, before they scored their third try to bring the score to 27-19.

Weston replied with tries for Harry Long and Press, one converted, as Weston ran out 34-19 winners.

For Weston, there were a lot of good performances. The back row unit stood out in the pack, while Dan Prime, Mike Leahy and Troy Hannam shone in the backline, but the man of the match was Rob Tollan.

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