Cup victory for Colts
PUBLISHED: 12:08 13 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:59 24 May 2010
WESTON Colts progressed into the semi-final of the Somerset Cup with this comfortable victory over a spirited Hornets side
Weston Colts 34 pts Hornets Colts 5 ptsWESTON Colts progressed into the semi-final of the Somerset Cup with this comfortable victory over a spirited Hornets side.Weston could not have wished for a better start when straight from the kick-off Ollie Martin gathered the ball and ran through the opposition forwards before popping to Paul O'Connor who sprinted 50 metres to score under the posts and Ben Main converted. O'Connor added a second shortly afterwards following good work by forwards and backs and Ged Gibson used his pace to go over to make the score 17-0 at half time.Hornets rallied in the second half and scored a deserved try before Gibson scored another two to give him a well merited hat-trick. This was added to by Chris Young who rounded off the scoring with a try wide out. Main managed to convert one more to finish the scoring. No individual stood out, but both Gibson and O'Connor can be pleased with their work. Weston now meet Keynsham away in the semi-final.Weston Colts 54 pts Clifton Colts 0 ptsWeston played some great rugby to record another victory in the Bristol Combination Colts League.They opened the scoring when the ball went blind from a scrum for Ged Gibson to go over and this was followed by a try by Chris Young. Matt Lewin, who earlier had made a tremendous tackle on his opposite number, went over before the try of the match which involved the Main twins, Tom making the initial break before passing to Ben who ran in from 50 metres. Young added a second before half time and Ben Main converted four of the five tries to make the score 33-nil at half time.Weston made a few changes for the second half, but this did not seem to upset their rhythm and they scored further tries through Jonathan Filer, Ben Cox and Jimmy Dibble.Harry Warman converted all three tries in the second half to finish off a superb squad effort and a good performance.