Weston youngster over-run Hornets in derby encounter
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Weston Under-13s travelled to Hornets and came away with a 67-0 victory.
WESTON Under-13s visited local rivals Hornets and came away with a comprehensive 67-0 victory.
A bright start by both sides ensured an early deadlock was maintained until Reef Morton drove through the Hornets pack to open the scoring. With Weston winning the majority of the ball, they soon started feeding the backs.
Five minutes of non-stop running saw tries scored by Dom Marshall (2), Kyron Pearce, Tom Flavin and Brooke Chamberlain. Not to be outdone, Lewis Paterson’s jinking run ended with a try under the posts on the stroke of half-time to give Weston a 43-point lead.
After the break, Weston continued the attack with great running from Patterson, who added another two tries to go with his five conversions. Hornets took advantage of the Weston substitutions to keep them at bay until the last few minutes of the half when neat side stepping from Marshall added his third, before Jordan Toogood scored his first try for the club with the last move of the game.
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Man of the match went to Reef Morton.
It is testament to the relationship between the two sides that Hornets Under-12s sportingly dropped a player to even up the sides.
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Once the game started, no quarter was then given as friendships at school extended to good natured rivalry on the pitch. Weston played very well with the ball or without and frustrated Hornets in what is usually a close game.
Jackson Norris and Dylan were great under the high ball, Morgan Taylor put in his best performance at the breakdown, Ciaran Kelman hooked perfectly and Jamie Meaden made many yards at second row.
Edward Land stepped up to play at tighthead prop, while Hobbes Gaulton and Bradley Robinson at half-back enjoyed a great understanding.
Tom Burge powered his way to four tries, while Alfie Calcutt (2) and David Oputu-Dawood (2) were irrepressible and they were led superbly by captain Matthew James who himself scored another two tries as Weston won 66-0.
Bright Stars Childminding Player of the match went to Edward Land.
The Under-8s played host to their local rivals and for once this season the blues came out on top of their black and gold opponents, with the home side winning the majority of the games played.
The Weston red team was undefeated on the day, with JJ Weall leading the way with his weaving runs, while Dominic Hawkins ran very straight and was always on the shoulder of the ball carrier, as a result scoring a hatful of tries.
Luke Buttery showed great line speed, closing down space and making it hard for his opponents, while Thomas Withers showed he continues to improve. Ollie Dadds was magnificent in defence, leading the tag count and Morgan Fowler made some great tags and a late try to seal the final victory for his side.
Weston blue team contains a mix of new players, with their more experienced counterparts and the mix is working brilliantly. Harry Wills continues to lead the tag count, while new recruit Daniel Golledge is close behind.
The other new recruit, Tom Adderley, similarly shows great potential with darting runs. Roo Beckett continues to show his worth, notably in defence, while Sam Goodare and Leon Beard continue to boss the show.
The Weston purple team show they continue to improve and gel as they play more together. Jack Groom continues to show his maturity, while Finely Simpson leads the tag count for the side.
Shawn Shergold provides able support in the defensive stakes and Jack Hobbs proves he is an elusive runner, making line breaks at regular intervals. Jonathan Cunnington made some brilliant runs, but it was recent recruit Kaylun Marnoch who caught the eye.
Hornets arrived at the Rec in good numbers, and their Under-7s had twice as many players as Weston could offer.
However, two teams were formed from Weston and Hornets could pick their strongest sides to play them. The first game saw an even match with Ollie and William from the visiting team scoring early on, but Weston showed some great team spirit with some fine tries from Charlie Calcutt and Corey Morrissey.
The birthday twins Oliver and Samuel Morgan showed great communication with some great passing moves and also getting on the scoresheet as Weston just edged the win by one try.
The second game saw Adam Donachie come into the game to make up the numbers. Once again it was the visitors’ who scored first, but Weston took hold of the game and Morrissey was scoring with ease.
Oliver and Samuel Morgan took some great tags with Calcutt making some fine runs through the middle to score, but the man of the match went to Adam Donachie, who was all over the field, tagging at one end then running in several tries at the other. Weston won this game as well by two tries.
Two great games against a well-prepared Hornets team resulted in the Under-6s being under pressure from the start. The defensive line of Oscar Crompton and Frankie Moore held the attacking visitors back, but it was only a matter of time before points started coming.
Dillon Drinkwater and Harrison Lees were the main try scorers for Weston and great passing from Charlie Hudson and Harry Hanson assisted the pair in their effort to thwart Hornets, who went on to win.
The Under-6s were up against Hornets Under-7s and were extremely keen for the challenge. Both teams started off with a few tries. For Weston, Jacob, Edward and Fred impressed with their skilful running.
The defence with Ciaran and Joe making some great tags slowed Hornets down and there was some great play from Thomas, Edward and Jacob to overturn Hornets’ ball and with great passing and running capitalised on scoring the winning try.
The second game was a little tougher, but again there was great running and tagging from Jacob, Ciaran, Edward, Joe, Fred and Thomas. Hornets played really well, but Weston kept coming back and at the end it finished 6-6.
The Under-15s welcomed Clifton to the Rec for only the second ever meeting between the sides.
Weston were quickly on the offensive and set up camp in the visitors 22 and after sustained pressure, a charge down from the excellent Mitchell Bird saw Weston open their account, Archie Tinsley adding a conversion.
Clifton capitalised from some sloppy Weston play and went straight back and scored a try of their own. The remainder of the first-half was a scrappy affair, punctuated by scores from Eddie Davies, Reese White and George Bamsey. Tilsley added two further kicks to make it 26-5.
After the break, Weston were in a much more determined mood. As Clifton tired, Weston began to cut loose and second half tries followed from Eddie Davies (3), George Bamsey (2) and Jake Middleton. Tilsley added five further conversions to make the final score 66-5.
HORNETS Under-16s took their shortest trip of the season to local rivals Burnham and came away with a 31-10 victory.
The back row of Francis, Bate and Richardson were back to top form. Constable, enjoying his run out at prop was everywhere and Coe and Cocking, supported by Hancock set good ball for Keane Williams to launch his back division.
New boy Connor Wall looked excellent with the ball in hand and it was the debutant who got the first score. More pressure by the forwards and surging runs by Dover, Dolcezza and Turner got Hornets deep into Burnham’s 22 and Bate touched down, converted by Keano.
Blake Williams was enjoying his run at scrum-half, but a lapse in concentration and Burnham’s good play got them one back, just on half-time.
The second half started as the first with good attacks by both sides. An infringement on halfway by Burnham and a quick tap by the effervescent Constable, saw Holyday time his pass to perfection to put Chamberlain clear to touch down, converted by Humphris.
Burnham caught Hornets asleep from the kick-off to scored again, but Hornets scored further tries through Solomon and Wall, one converted by Humphris
Special mentions go to Constable for moving into the front row and to new boy Connor Wall.
The Under-13s hosted local rivals Weston in dry conditions and on a decent pitch at Hutton Moor.
Unfortunately for Hornets, Weston showed why they have had some good results this season and they easily won 11 tries to nil. Weston had some bigger players who made many gains and were helped by some poor Hornets defending.
Weston also won most of the scrums and most line-outs by showing greater passion. Weston were deserved winners and the eventual score of 0-69 reflected this.
Mention should go to Hornets’ players Lewis, Reeve and especially Tom H, who put in the most tackles.
Despite the cold weather, 26 Under-9s took the short trip to the Rec to play neighbours Weston.
In the first of three games played, Hornets took an early lead with three tries, but despite their best efforts, it was a gap Weston couldn’t claw back.
In game two, Hornets had a majority of the ball and made good use of it and backed up attack with some strong defence against the bigger Weston players.
In the final game and against a now tiring Weston team, as a majority were now playing their third game, the fresh legs of Hornets scored several tries from out far.