Weston youngsters run in nine tries

WESTON Under-11s welcomed Hornets to a sunny Rec for a much-awaited local derby against their close rivals from Hutton Moor.

WESTON Under-11s welcomed Hornets to a sunny Rec for a much-awaited local derby against their close rivals from Hutton Moor.

In a shortened match, Weston were totally dominant in all areas, the home side ran in nine tries without reply to register a 59-0 victory. Weston centre Eddie Davies bagged four tries, Jimmy Bamsey (2) and one each for Jack Howard, George Bamsey and Jamie Wheeler. Archie Tilsley added six conversions and George Bamsey one. Weston’s record this season so far is played 19, won 17, one draw and just one defeat.

The Under-8s played hosts to their local rivals and played two matches, which saw honours even at the end of the day.

In the first game, Weston started brightly and good tagging from Lottie Dadds and Bradley Robinson helped the home side to disrupt the oppositions attack. Alfie Calcott and Jamie Edgar both scored with long solo runs, whilst great support play from Lewis Underhill resulted in a deserved try.

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Louis Satherley was prominent in both attack and defence for the home side, but it was Dylan Way who scored a total of four tries during the match. Strong defensive contributions from Way and all of the other players restricted the visitors and ensured a victory of 7-6 to Weston.

In the second match, the home team made a number of early mistakes. As a result, despite the good tagging of Louis Hughes and Oscar Tarry, the visitors were able to establish an early lead. Tom Burge showed excellent support play and was rewarded with two tries, but Weston trailed 2-4 at half-time.

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Ellie Redman again showed great potential with ball in hand and strong running by both Ciaran Kelman and Edward Land set up second half opportunities for Tom Burge and Jackson Webb to score. But it was not enough and the home side eventually lost 5-8.

Player of the day was Tom Burge.

HORNETS Under-9s made the short trip to play against local rivals Weston.

Tom Read and Aiden McComisky made some crunching tackles and the ball was passed quicker to the backs by Alex Leech. Reef Morton scored a hat-trick and there were further tries for Tim Morris (2) and Lawrence Pilgrim as Hornets won 6-4.

In the second game, it was much tighter. Both Harry McFarling and Ben Graves helped in the rucks and Adam Dawood played his best game this season. There were two good tries in the corner, one by Aiden and a thundering run by Tom. Reef added a further two tries as Hornets won 4-3.

The Under-10s were hosted by Weston, who also had Ledbury visiting to make a triangular fixture.

In the first game, Hornets played Weston and were quick off the blocks resulting in Ayden Chenoweth scoring three tries in as many minutes. Weston pulled a try back, but from the restart Lois Bird threw an outrageous dummy as she raced to score the final try of the half.

Hornets fielded a new team for the second half, but still managed to maintain the momentum. Bradley Lucas broke out from defence and on approaching the last defender off loaded to Oscar Browne to score. Kyle Goodwin showed great determination to score the next with Bradley finishing the game with a try of his own to make the final score 35-5.

In the second game, Hornets took on Ledbury. This proved to be Hornets’ toughest game of the season. Losing the first half by two tries to nil, Hornets started the second half with a well-worked try by Oscar Browne. Ledbury scored a further try to finish 15-5 winners.

Well done to the whole squad of Ayden Chenoweth, Lois Bird, Kyle Goodwin, Eddie Williams, Mitchell Hawkes, Conner Hill, Oscar Browne, Reece Clarke, Joe Frost, Luke Collins, Bradley Lucas, Nathan Langdon, Owen Brake, Ewan McComisky, Sebastian Wood, Ethan Loveridge, Lockie Carver-Cox, Jack Weaving and Charlie Fairhurst.

The Under-16s qualified for the Somerset Cup semi-final after a 30-12 victory over Wells.

Hornets found themselves 12-5 down at the break, but produced a great second half display to score five unanswered tries.

Louis Symiakos played well with partner Tingle, scrum-half Charlie Carter stood out and forwards Anthony Graves, Kristian Beeching and Connor Morss were excellent.

Try scorers were Simon Owens, Tingle, Sam Barton, Louis Symiakos, Connor Morss and Anthony Graves.

The team are now on a good run of form and playing their best rugby. This is due to new head coach John Ferguson and forward coach Dave Jones giving the lads the belief to do well.

A DEPLETED Winscombe Under-14 side travelled to Midsomer Norton on Sunday.

The makeshift side got off to a splendid start, with tries from Toby Sims and Will Branch, James Semple added the extras and Winscombe were 14-0 up after 10 minutes.

Norton rallied with their big forwards making the visitors work hard, but Rob Bennett in particular rucked and harried well. With turnover ball starting to come their way, Winscombe struck twice more before half-time, Tommy Parsons and then Branch crossing the line.

With a secure lead, the visitors started to look more adventurous. Full-back Sam Chedzoy came into the line to score his first try in a full match and shortly afterwards Harry Townend scored his first for the club, racing half the length of the pitch.

Charlie Wannerton then completed his return from injury with a pick-up and score from the back of a scrum and Winscombe’s final try came from full-back Tom Cooksey.

Norton never gave up and got their consolation with a try right at the end, when Winscombe failed to defend a 10 metre penalty.

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