Three Weston youngsters represent Somerset
PUBLISHED: 09:07 13 January 2017
Three Weston Under-15 players represented Somerset in a competitive match against Bristol Schools.
Three players from the Weston Under-15 squad represented Somerset RFU in a competitive match against Bristol Schools at Hornets.
Lewis Paterson (full-back), Andy Turner (prop) and Euan Braidwood (lock) all made positive contributions to the game which was played under the lights on the new 3G pitch at The Nest.
All three boys are part of the Bristol Academy PDG, along with their team-mate Kyron Pearce, who had to sit out the match due to injury.
The pitch and constant drizzle meant there were a few early mistakes in the game and it took a bit of time for the teams to put some phases together. Somerset dominated the first-half with the pack being especially dominant. Paterson scored one of Somerset’s three first-half tries following good progress down the wing.
A number of changes were made to both teams at the break and in the second half, Bristol Schools gradually gained control of the game and with the final play of the game scored the match-winning try and conversion to bring the final score to 17-19 to Bristol Schools.
The Weston players acquitted themselves well and were a credit to their club and the county in what was a very close game, which despite the conditions allowed both teams to show their developing rugby skills.