United register seventh victory

Weston nited registered their seventh win in nine matches in the Somerset Premier Division, beating Stothert & Pitt 49-17.

Weston United 49 pts

Stothert & Pitt 17 pts

WESTON United registered their seventh win in nine matches in the Somerset Premier Division when they scored seven tries against Stothert & Pitt at the Recreation Ground.

There was also some expert goal kicking by centre Luke Blizzard, whose unerring accuracy saw him convert them all from various angles.

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They led by 42-0 at the interval and a landslide looked likely, but the visitors had other ideas and the hosts were able to add just one more try in the second half.

Weston had started strongly with No 8 Paul Morrissey crossing after just 42 seconds and four minutes later, lock Harry Somers was over for their second try.

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After finding themselves on the defensive for the following 15 minutes, Chris Young relieved the pressure with an interception to run 35 metres to the posts and when full-back Carl Fletcher was stopped on the line, prop Darren Doughty was driven over for the bonus point try.

Morrissey’s second touchdown arrived on the half-hour and skipper Paul Sprague’s superb counter attack handed a try to scrum-half Sean Disney for that 42 point advantage at the break.

Stotherts started the second half well with Liam Crooks’ penalty, but more interceptions then became the order of the day.

Blizzard’s intervention provided a try for supporting flanker David Steele and visiting lock Tom Drew interrupted a Weston back move to give skipper Ben Withey the try which Crooks converted.

Weston United: C Fletcher, P Sprague (c), L Blizzard, C Young, M Oupoh, D Lomax, S Disney, D Price, D Bird, D Doughty, H Somers, S Hudson, D Steele, S Eaton, P Morrissey. Reps: L Hancock, S Waterman.

United now occupy fourth position in the division with a match in hand and travel to basement club Imperial on Saturday before hosting Winscombe on November 27.

The 1st XV are back in action on Saturday when they entertain Exmouth at the Recreation Ground (2.30pm).

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