Weston College enjoy a winning week

Weston College 1st XI.

Weston College 1st XI. - Credit: Archant

Sporting teams from Weston College enjoyed a winning week, with rugby and football teams all winning.

WESTON College’s rugby academy had two testing matches within the space of three days, but with a strong squad, both games were won.

A 28-8 NatWest Cup victory over Downside School will see the College face Melksham tonight (Thursday).

The development team climbed up the league with a 27-14 win over Yeovil. Both teams showed attacking intent.

Stand-out performers were men of the match Jamie Elswood, who led the team from the fly-half position and Jack Crew, who was tenacious around the park. Development team man of the match went to William Magromallis.

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THE college’s football first team hosted St Brendan’s at the EA stadium. Weston were dominate in the first 15 minutes, having numerous chances, before Tyler Davis put the home team ahead after a superb team attack.

St Brendan’s came out strongly after the break, with both teams were trying to play attacking football. St Brendan’s were throwing more players forward in search of the equaliser, but Weston doubled their lead when Ash Tandy scored from Dan O’Leary’s cross.

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THE newly-formed golf academy took part in their first inter-collegiate tour (ICT) event of the year at Crediton.

This event saw the college drawn in the same pool as Exeter, Duchy College, South Devon and Truro, with each college hosting an event.

Conditions at Crediton were not easy, but the team displayed a good understanding of golf management finding their way around a challenging course. Steven Blake, studying an business apprenticeship, top scored for the team closely followed by Level 3 sports coaching student Shaun Grey.

Grey also recently qualified for the Lee Westwood national tournament. This saw him finish in the top 20 at this event.

THE netball academy hosted two games for the first time in the college’s history.

The first team entertained SGS, while the development side took on Richard Huish.

This was the development side’s first match of the year and they had a shaky start against a more experienced Huish side.

The Weston girls worked the ball up the court effectively through Klaudia Lentowicz, Emily Henderson and Maddie Follett, resulting with the girls winning the second quarter 10-7. Huish increased the pressure throughout the second half of the game, increasing their lead and claiming the game.

Notable performances during the match were given by Ashton Hixson as shooter, Maddie Follet in the centre and Olivia Love in defence.

The firsts started fantastically against SGS, Lucy Edgar working the ball form the defence and feeding into the attacking circle culminating in some fantastic shots by Sophie Mansfield to leave Weston ahead by a goal at the end of the first quarter.

The second and third quarters saw an established SGS side take the lead, despite some fine defensive efforts from Morgan Jenkins and Steph Thomson.

The girls put in a fantastic effort during the final quarter, Megan Harding integral in transitioning the ball out of defence into the attack of Charley Williams and player of the match Sophie Mansfield.

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