Four tries for Charlie in excellent win

PUBLISHED: 09:25 10 February 2017

Abi Brown and Charlie Calcutt attack down the right flank. Photo: Jim Bishop

Abi Brown and Charlie Calcutt attack down the right flank. Photo: Jim Bishop

Weston Under-9 player Charlie Calcutt scored four tries in his sides victory against Winscombe.

Weston Under-9s entertained Winscombe and started slowly in the first of two games.

Winscombe scored early tries from turnover ball and ran straight and hard to capitalise on some missed tackles by the home side. Weston soon switched on and started to attack through Abi Brown and Sam Morgan and a good passing move resulted in Charlie Calcutt scoring the first of his two tries.

Winscombe continued to attack strongly and despite determined tackling from Oliver Morgan and Ashleigh Truscott, they led going into half-time.

After the break, Weston continued to defend, but handling mistakes led to more opportunities for the visitors which they were quick to take. Jack Hillman was full of aggressive running for Weston and combined well with Sam Bishop, who scored Weston’s third try as Winscombe ran out 8-3 winners.

In the second game, Weston started strongly and attacked through Connor Bristow and Calcutt, who opened the scoring with the first of his four excellent tries in this match.

The sides exchanged scores up until half-time and Josh Kaschek scored a well-deserved try to round off an excellent half during which he had tackled superbly.

After the break, Weston continued to attack, with Andy Grinham and Corey Draper involved in some good moves. Morgan Andreozzi-Inganni had an excellent game and ran confidently to score a superb hat-trick.

With time running out and the scores level, it was left to Calcutt to score the winning try for the hosts in a hard-fought 8-7 victory.

The Under-15s made the trip to Bedminster to play a friendly against Broad Plain and came away with a well-deserved 30-19 win.

The hosts opened strongly and scored two well-worked converted tries. Good play by Ruben Picardo and Brooklyn Chamberlain led to Weston’s two tries by Lewis Patterson to make the half-time score 14-10 to the hosts.

In the second half, Weston played with more fluency and soon after the kick-off Dominic Marshall showed good speed to cross the line. Matty Abed was the next to score to give Weston the lead.

Weston’s scrum had to work hard all morning against a bigger pack, but quick ball from Taylor Kingston set Harry Strutt up the wing to score in the corner. Broad Plain continued to pile forward and pulled a try back with five minutes remaining.

Weston left the best till the last two minutes with a breathtaking try involving both forwards and backs. Weston captain Euan Braidwood set off on a 30-metre run from a Toby Maleham pass.

Tackled just short, he offloaded to Marshall, who in turn passed to Billy Howells to get over the try line.

The man of the match award was shared by Dominic Marshall and Toby Maleham.

The Under-7s played Winscombe in four highly-competitive matches, with Weston showing increased understanding of the rules and supporting each other well.

There was some great plays by newcomer Harry and Zac. Man of the matches were Alfie Duddington and Wilf.

Hornets Under-14s hosted Yatton and came out narrow winners in a high-scoring encounter.

In similar fashion to the previous fixture, Hornets took the early lead with a brace of tries from David Almond and one from Tyler Goddard, taking the team to early 17-0 lead, with Jacob Riccardo slotting home a conversion.

Not to be outdone, Yatton came back strongly and quickly returned the favour with two tries, one converted to take the score to 17-12. Hornets extended the lead only to be quickly pegged back by Yatton time and time again.

An additional two tries from Goddard secured his hat-trick for the day, with Will Staynings making an excellent breakaway to secure another try under the posts. Not to be beaten, Yatton kept coming back with strong running and some great individual efforts.

With both teams securing six tries apiece, the final result was secured by four excellent conversions from Riccardo, taking the final score to 38-34 in Hornets’ favour.

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