Seasiders romp to 12-try demolition of Chard

PUBLISHED: 09:27 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:27 07 October 2016

Robbie Mackay.

Robbie Mackay.

Copyright Andrew Collins 2016. All rights reserved

Weston demonstrated their strength in depth as they romped to a 12-try demolition of bottom club Chard.

Weston 70 pts

Chard 0 pts

With five key players missing and unavailable for selection for this game, Weston demonstrating their strength in depth, as the team ran in 12 unanswered tries against bottom of the table Chard.

Weston had the vast majority of possession, but when Chard did get hands on the ball, Weston’s defence was secure and absolute. With great line speed and hard tackling, they never let their opponents settle and the back row turned the ball over several times, allowing Weston to run in six tries in each half.

Huw Morgan, in his first appearance in the side this season, scored a hat-trick within 15 minutes and the first-half onslaught continued as tries were added by James Mackay, Adam Godfrey and Dan Spelman.

At half-time, Weston had a convincing 36-0 lead and they remained ruthless and clinical in the second half as tries were scored by man of the match Robbie MacKay, who set up many others in an excellent performance, Will Young, Adam Godfrey completing a second half hat-trick, Morgan adding to his personal tally with a fourth, and with just a couple of minutes to go, Hayden Tuttiett completed the rout. James Mackay converted five of the tries, leaving Weston with an impressive 70-0 victory.

Despite this emphatic victory, Weston remain convinced their best is yet to come. There were a number of simple handling errors and their offloading game is in development, but improving all the time.

For Chard, who showed a huge effort throughout, a number of new players are expected soon, and we can expect a much tougher time in the return fixture.

Weston remain top of the Tribute South West One West League, having secured five successive wins and four bonus points. They will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run when they visit sixth-placed North Petherton on Saturday.

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