Weston impress in mini tournament at Winscombe

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Weston Under-11s gave a good performance in three fixtures against Clifton, Old Bristolians and Winscombe.

WESTON Under-11s travelled to Winscombe where they played in three entertaining fixtures against Clifton, Old Bristolians and Winscombe.

All the games were keenly contested and Weston emerged with two wins and a loss to Winscombe. Try scorers were: Alfie Calcutt (3), Matthew James (3), Jamie Meaden and Tom Burge.

The whole squad impressed with their new-found determination and commitment with Edward Land and Bradley Robinson particularly worthy of a mention. Top tacklers were Charlie Harding, Meaden, Isaac Bliss, Jack Rollings and Ciaran Kelman.

The forwards consisting of Tom Burge, James, Harding, Meaden, Dylan Way and Morgan Taylor deservedly won the formidable forwards’ award. Hobbes Gaulton at scrum-half ensured Weston kept the ball moving all morning.

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Daniel Hall in only his match, again showed he has good hands, quick feet and a big boot. Player of the day was Alfie Calcutt.

The Under-12s took part in the Winscombe Festival of Rugby in a tournament designed for developing teams.

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Although the object of the day was a focus on development and taking part, it was a great confidence booster to win three and draw the final game against local rivals Winscombe.

Weston won the best forwards’ award in the age group which reflects their continuing improvement. Dominant again were Ryan Jones, Euan Braidwood, Marshall Hobbs and Billy Howells. Brooke Chamberlin got the reward for his excellent efforts scoring four times.

What set the Weston performance apart this week was some good link-up play from Jack Press that got the backs going. This resulted in a series of fine tries from Dom Marshall (4), Kyron Pearce (3) and Lewis Paterson (5) and George Morton-Bool brushed off a couple of tackles to touch down his first try for the club.

A man of the match was awarded to the best player in each club taking part in the tournament and this went to Jack Press.

HORNETS Under-15s took on Nailsea at home on a glorious sunny day which was great conditions for rugby.

The hosts started quickly when Blake Williams released Jack Richardson to score the first try of the day, converted by Jordan Humphris. The second try came from great perseverance and handling by Bryn Turner.

After the break, Hornets’ final try of the day came after great backing up and a sprint to the try line by Liam Fitzpatrick, converted by Keano. A lapse in concentration led to Nailsea scoring a consolation try, also converted as Hornets ran out 18-7 winners.

The Under-13s enjoyed mixed success at Super 8s tournament at Keynsham.

With eight good teams selected for the tournament, all the games were going to be a challenge playing nine minutes each way. First opponents in the group stages were Taunton, and Hornets settled first with a flowing move that Quentin Querl finished off.

From the restart, the forwards gathered well before Ayden Chenoweth broke clear to score the second try as Hornets won 10-0.

Second opponents were Walcot, this game was almost a carbon copy of the first, with the only difference being Chenoweth was first to score and Querl second, both in the first-half as Hornets again won 10-0.

With two wins from two, a third win in the final group game against Clifton would make Hornets group winners. From the kick-off, Hornets dominated and scored two tries in the first five minutes, one by Chenoweth and the other by Luke Collins. Clifton replied with a try, but Querl again found space to score.

The second half was end-to-end with superb defending by both teams. However, Hornets had the final say with a try by Lachie Carver-Cox to make the final score 20-5.

Hornets took on Bath in the semi-final, unfortunately this was one game too many as the boys failed to produce the same high standard. A determined Bath side attacked and defended vigorously as they ran out 15-0 winners.

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