United earn maximum points to move into top four

PUBLISHED: 09:17 13 April 2018

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Weston United enjoyed an emphatic over near neighbours Hornets to move into the top four in the league table.

Weston United 47 pts

Hornets 2nd XV 0 pts

Weston United welcomed Hornets to The Rec knowing that a five-point haul would move them into the top four.

With only five minutes on the clock, Weston’s pack showed their dominance with a fine series of pick and goes close in, resulting in hooker Mike Hocking crossing. Chapman added the conversion.

Five minutes later and it was the turn of the backs to show their skills with a great break out from their own half seeing everyone involved before Ollie Caton crossed for Weston’s second. Chapman converted well from wide out and Weston were up 14-0.

Hornets came back into things and had their best spell of the match, but excellent defence kept the visitors out. Things looked bad for the hosts when Sam Light saw yellow for a late sack at the line-out and Hornets looked to take advantage.

However, the card seemed to galvanise Weston and they took control of the match. The pack continued to dominate the set piece and just after the half-hour, Ben Cox crossed following solid drives from the pack and then with a couple of minutes left before half-time, Weston got the bonus point try when Ramaz Rukhadze crashed over. Chapman on target to make the score 26-0.

Five minutes after the break, Hocking crossed for his second try of the night and put the result to bed. Callum Kingscott finished the best phase of play of the night after a series of excellent offloads and support play and then Dan Denning scored from a pushover on the hour, Chapman converting all three.

Man of the match went to Adam Godfrey.

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