Colts reach cup final

PUBLISHED: 13:03 17 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 May 2010

WESTON Colts breezed into the final of the Somerset Cup with this emphatic victory over the side which has won the Bristol Combination League this season. Keynsham started well and soon went into the lead through

Keynsham Colts 8 pts Weston Colts 27 ptsWESTON Colts breezed into the final of the Somerset Cup with this emphatic victory over the side which has won the Bristol Combination League this season.Keynsham started well and soon went into the lead through a penalty. This proved to be the spur for Weston to start playing superb 15-man rugby and with the forwards led by captain Simon Hudson winning a lot of ball, the quick service of Ross Bennett got the superb Weston backs involved. Weston soon took the lead when Marc Preston latched on to a thrilling back move involving Bennett, Ben Main and Henry Monelle to take three defenders over with him. He soon scored again when a run by Chris Young on the left wing led Monelle going over in the corner for Ben Main to convert. Weston certainly had the upper hand in the scrum and with the power of youngsters David Price and Will Hunt propping, the Keynsham pack looked distinctly uncomfortable for most of the afternoon. From a defensive scrum near the Keynsham line Bennett pounced on a ball that squirted out of the back to further increase the Weston lead.The second half produced more exciting rugby and with the back row of Steve White, Paul OConnor and Tom Main quick to the break down, Weston were not only producing wave after wave in attack but were turning over ball at regular intervals. Tom Wheatley also came to the party with some steals against the head in the scrum. Weston scored a two more tries in the second half. The first being a superb individual effort by Ben Cox who not only outstripped his opposite number but then chipped the full-back before gathering to go over in the corner. The last try was deservedly scored by Steve White who outpaced a tiring defence to put the score beyond doubt. Weston made some changes in the second half with Monelle and Preston being replaced by Harry Warman and Jon Filer, together with youngster George Wright replacing Tom Main, but this did not upset the flow of the game in any way.All in all it was a tremendous 15-man performance with all the forwards including James Stewart making significant contributions along with Bennett and Ben Main. But it was great to see the back three of Young, Cox and Ged Gibson working in tandem and producing some superb running. This combined with the aggression of Preston, who produced a match winning performance, will mean that Weston will go into the final against Wiveliscombe on April 25 at Bridgwater (7.30pm) full of confidence.The Colts are off to Newquay this weekend where they will play Redruth and Wadebridge.

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