Sevens success

PUBLISHED: 11:14 08 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:14 24 May 2010

WESTON put up a good showing in the annual Bristol Combination Sevens at Clifton where they made it to the final, only to lose out to the hosts. Pilning and the University of West of England were convincingly beaten in the preliminary rounds, but Old Cols

WESTON put up a good showing in the annual Bristol Combination Sevens at Clifton where they made it to the final, only to lose out to the hosts.Pilning and the University of West of England were convincingly beaten in the preliminary rounds, but Old Colstonians provided stern opposition in the quarter-final with Weston sneaking through by the odd try in nine.Chippenham were beaten 29-5 in the semi-final, but unfortunately injuries took their toll and this, combined with the fact that T J Madamombe had to depart just before the kick-off, left Weston with seven fit players, a tall order on Clifton's huge pitch against a full complement of 10 players, and a side that had brushed aside all opposition, including a useful Dings outfit, with ease.Against the odds, Weston incredibly managed to find enough energy to serve up a decent final and ensure that Clifton were never at ease. In fact, the sides took it in turns to score and it was only the final try in the last seconds that gave the home side a flattering 36-24 win.Weston squad: T J Madamombe, Dave Burge, Ashley Russell, Ricky Jones, Matt McQuaid, Paul Sprague, Chris Young, Matt Burns, Luke Hember, Craig Chase.

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