Weston defeat Winscombe in derby encounter
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Weston Under-8s impressed in their games against Winscombe and Old Bristolians.
WESTON Under-8s welcomed both Winscombe and Old Bristolians to a cold Recreation Ground.
Winscombe had two teams and the first game got off to a great start. Jacob Simpson assumed the captains role and organised his team accordingly. It was a close affair with all in the team playing their part with some considerable tagging and Weston ran in some great tries equally matched by Winscombe.
There were tries from Ben Crook, Jacob Simpson and Lewis Potter and two each for William Crane and George Nuttycombe as the match ended 7-7.
Winscombe had a second team to play and now with snow falling, both teams put in a tremendous effort and passed the ball well. Weston got off to a flying start scoring three quick tries, one apiece for Simpson, Crook and George Nuttycombe.
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Once again the tagging was immense, especially from Lewis Potter, George and Jacob. This time it was more of a convincing win for Weston, with further scores for Potter who ran through Winscombe to score and three more from George to take the win 8-4.
Old Bristolians were next up and Weston made an effort against a well-drilled Bristol side, but Weston held their own try for try with scores from William Flavin, Crane and Simpson.
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Once again the passing from both teams was fantastic and Old Bristolians piled on the pressure and took the score to 5-3 to the visitors.
At the restart, Old Bristolians got turned over and Simpson scored with a great team passing got him over the line. It was now 5-4 to the visitors with a minute to go and George created an unlikely turnover, which allowed Jacob to run in the winning try to draw the match 5-5.
Altough short on numbers, Weston Under-12s stepped up to the challenge and worked well together.
Minutes into the game against Winscombe, quick ball from Jack Schafer at the scrum saw Will Durston offload in the tackle putting Joe Ham over for a try.
Then at a Weston line-out, the forwards set Ethan Cresser off deep into the Winscombe half. Ryan Donnegan’s work at the breakdown saw Max Seymour-Shove power over for Weston’s second try.
Shortly after Joe Harper made a probing run but was stopped short, as was Harrison Land. The game was stopped early due to injury.
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The Under-7s played host to Winscombe and its great credit to the players that both clubs were able to field three teams, 20 players per club.
For the blue team, Tom Collard was brilliant in his tagging, while William Bamsey followed in the footsteps of generations before him to score a brace of tries. Leon Bird showed great pace and Joshua Weall showed that he’s improving with every game.
The side eventually finished the day with a win and a defeat.
The green team went one better and won both of their games. Aaron Cocking was excellent in defence, while Billy Charlton made many yards with the ball in hand. Ben Donachie demonstrated his leadership potential and Corey Morrisey never gave up. Similarly, Kaiden Robertson showed that he has great potential for the future.
Finally, the red team battled to share the spoils with a win and a loss, again led by a Collard, this time Harry, who tagged and chased like a boy possessed.
He was ably supported by Sam Slingsby and Ollie Dadds who made dashing runs for two strong tries. The youngsters on the side Jack Hobbs and Finlay Simpson, showed great perseverance when going forward.
The Under-9s played host to Winscombe at the weekend playing two games. The hosts started well in the first game with some good movement and some excellent tackling from Danny, Jude and Huw.
Danny was tackled just short of the line, Winscombe turned the ball over and with some good running scored the first try of the game, soon followed by another. With the ever-improving Jayden, Tommy and Riley giving impressive displays, Tom scored for a well-worked try.
Then Jayden picked the ball up on the halfway line and set of for the try line to score. Winscombe kept up the pressure on scored two more tries, only for Danny and Jayden to get back on the score sheet. At the final whistle, Winscombe came out on top 7-4.
The second match saw Weston starting to tire and Winscombe started scoring quickly. Weston kept their heads up with good defensive displays from James Sam, Sam C and Ollie.
Weston broke through and Robbie offloaded for Jayden to score. At the final whistle Winscombe finished deserved 5-2 winners.
Special mention goes to Tommy for his man of the match performance.
HORNETS Under-14s welcomed Avon from Bath to a cold, but firm Hutton Moor and struggled to keep out their large, strong side.
The visitors dominated most of the game with their strong running and aggressive tackling. There was some good set piece work by the home forwards and good tackling by the backs, but Avon wore Hornets down and were able to score two tries in the first-half.
In the second half, Hornets came close through Jack Richardson and Paddy Holyday and sniping runs by Keane Williams and Bryn Turner. There were also storming runs by Ben Eades and Adam Dover.
Avon ran in three further tries to finish 25-0 winners. Special mention to Blake Williams and Bryn Turner for some great determination.