Colts pipped by a point

PUBLISHED: 10:26 20 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:01 24 May 2010

THIS game was a great advert for colts rugby. An excellent referee kept the game flowing and in the end a draw would have been a fair result. However, the visitors nicked it with a penalty near the end. Weston bega

Weston Colts 25 pts Lydney Colts 26 ptsTHIS game was a great advert for colts rugby. An excellent referee kept the game flowing and in the end a draw would have been a fair result. However, the visitors nicked it with a penalty near the end.Weston began the game with several changes to their recognised side due to Saturday work commitments and three on the Ten Tors challenge.However, the lads who came in played with commitment and flair and fully played their part. The first score came through a Lydney penalty, but Weston scored the opening try when flanker George Wright picked the ball from a ruck to go over near the posts. This was converted by Ben Main.Weston further increased their lead when No 8 Tom Main scored a try following an offload by prop Ollie Martin. This was also converted by Ben Main, who added a penalty on the stroke of half time.The second half began with a sweeping move involving forwards and backs, which resulted in wing Marc Preston touching down.However, Lydney were not beaten and as the Weston players began to tire, Lydney hit back with two converted tries and a drop goal to put themselves a point in front. An audacious Ben Main drop goal put the home side back in front.Lydney had the last word when, although the referee had doubts over whether the ball went between the posts, both the home and away touch judges gave it to give Lydney the narrowest of victories.For Weston, captain Chris Young had an outstanding game at scrum-half, as did the Main twins. There was a welcome return to the second row from Darren Hines and a debut for Chris Leahy, who had a good day in the line-out.In the backs, full-back Ged Gibson again looked a class act and centre Laurie Emsworth was solid and dependable.

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