Weston College enjoy derby success at Bridgwater
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Weston College’s football first team enjoyed a comfortable 5-2 victory at Bridgwater.
Weston College football first team travelled to Bridgwater for a local derby and came away with an excellent 5-2 victory.
The home side took the lead with an exceptional volley from the edge of the area. Weston reacted well and started to play positive football on a difficult pitch.
Dropping slightly deeper to disrupt Bridgwater’s style of play, Weston scored twice before the break, both goals coming from excellent team play.
At the start of the second half, Bridgwater changed formation to try and get back into the game, but some quick thinking and two well-taken goals were scored without reply.
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The moment of the match went to Tyler Ashmead when he smashed the ball into the far corner from almost 40 yards to make it 5-1. In the last five minutes, Bridgwater scored a well-taken goal to finish the game 5-2.
Weston College women’s team started slowly against visitors St Brendan’s College and soon found themselves two down.
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Giving themselves an uphill task, captain Georgia Ferdinando inspired what looked to be a second half comeback by getting on the scoresheet after the home side dominated long spells of the second period.
Leading goal scorer Gabby Massey scored for Weston to level the match. However, with all energy spent, St Brendan’s took the lead again and took advantage of a tired Weston side and added another late on.
Ferdinando, Massey, Hannah Worley, Leah Mansfield, Desni Darch, Sammi Brown and Ellie Fear once again represented the college fantastically. Player of the match went to Georgia Ferdinando.
In another great advert for college rugby, Weston hosted Exeter in an AOC Elite League match, but narrowly lost 19-21.
Both sides came to play rugby, but it was the two defences which played the most significant part in this match. Eventually Exeter scored a breakaway try from a Weston mistake which proved to be the difference.
However, Weston turned down a penalty in the last play of the game which may have seen the score go the other way.
Special mention must go to Weston’s first years who were given a chance and really stepped up, especially Declan Haye and Jake Middleton, who shared man of the match after outstanding displays.