Seasiders run riot at the Rec

Weston scored their highest number of points in league rugby in this one-sided affair at the Recreation Ground.

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WESTON scored their highest number of points in league rugby in this one-sided affair at the Recreation Ground.

Last week they crossed for nine tries and this time it was 14 as Maidenhead crumbled.

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The Seasiders were 55 points ahead at the break and a century was well within their reach. But errors crept in as they took their foot off the accelerator midway through the second half.

However, they finished strongly with 21 points in the final 15 minutes.

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The hosts went ahead in the 10th minute with centre Sylvan Edwards’ 60 metre sprint to the posts. Fly-half Chris Young converted, and two minutes later wing Matthew Watkins cross following good work by locks Harry Somers and debutant Grady Wright. Hooker David Burge was next on the scoresheet from a driven line-out.

By the 25th minute, the Seasiders had already secured their try bonus point when an accurate kick down the line by scrum-half Dan Waldon was successfully chased by wing James Arnold. Arnold scored his second a minute later and before the break there were tries by Somers, Edwards, an individual effort by Young and full-back Ross Bennett, Young adding four more conversions.

Watkins scored his second try in the 52nd minute and the visitors’ skipper Simon Cripps replied with a consolation score.

But Weston’s avalanche continued with tries by Waldon, replacements Craig Withers and Marc Upoh, a Frenchman making his debut, and centre Harry Jones.

Young’s 10th conversion gave him a personal tally of 25 points to mark his 75th first team appearance.

Weston: R Bennett, J Arnold, H Jones, S Edwards (M Upoh h/t), M Watkins, C Young, D Waldon, D Swann (P Hobbs 72), D Burge (C Withers h/t), P Hobbs (S Donegan 50), H Somers, G Wright, S Eaton, K Hobbs (D Burge 63), G Sparks (c).

This was another competent performance by Weston, who have racked up 148 points including 23 tries in their first two matches.

But they will need to forget all that as they line up against league newcomers Avonmouth Old Boys at the Recreation Ground on Saturday (3pm).

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