Weston juniors pay the penalty on the Mendips
Weston Under-14s lost an entertaining encounter by giving away too many penalties at Midsomer Norton.
WESTON Under-14s lost high on the Mendip Hills in a match hindered by an early injury to Lewis Patterson.
Midsomer Norton opened the scoring with an early try from the right wing. They went on to score four more first-half tries, three of which were converted. The fourth try was scored when Weston were down to 14 players after Marshall Hobbs was sin binned in the last five minutes of the half.
Weston countered with tries from Kyron Pearce, Dominic Marshall and the injured Paterson. Keelan Hodges-Swales was on kicking duty and converted two of the tries.
Weston continued to try and move the ball through the middle of the pack and there were good offloads from Andy Turner, Toby Maleham and Marshall. The problem were the number of penalties that went against Weston at crucial moments of the game.
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The second half saw three tries for Midsomer Norton, only one of which was converted. Hodges-Swales crossed the line for Weston’s only second half try and he made the extras.
Weston did manage to get across the line twice more in the half, but both times the ball was adjudged to have been held up.
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Man of the match went to Tom Biggs.
HORNETS Under-15s made the short trip to Bridgwater to play Morganians in the Somerset Cup.
The visitors ran out comfortable winners, scoring eight tries without reply in the first-half, adding a further five in the second with Morgainians crossing for a deserved consolation try.
Quentin Querl led the way scoring six tries, followed by Ayden Chenoweth (3), Will Bailey, Rhys Clarke, Cort Carpenter and Nathan Langdon all scored one apiece. Charlie Fairhurst added four conversions and Bradley Lucas in the final score of 75-5.