Weston youngsters shine at home

WESTON Under-9s entertained Old Reds and opened the scoring with a terrific try by Hayden (2), followed closely by another brilliant try by Keelan (3).

WESTON Under-9s entertained Old Reds and opened the scoring with a terrific try by Hayden (2), followed closely by another brilliant try by Keelan (3).

There was strong tackling by Oliver, Lewis P (1), Lewis K and Billy. It was much the same in the second half with Weston running away with the second half, despite Old Reds bringing on a couple of strong players. Great tackling and running from Joe, Taylor and Jack P ensured the scoring 6-3 to Weston.

Man of the match was Hayden who will captain next week.

The Under-10s continue to build as a team, overpowering Old Reds from the start and Joe Harper scoring just after the whistle.

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Great scrummaging by Rhys Matthews and Jack Schafer kept up Weston’s dominance as Harper scored his second. Matthew Ogbourne and Lewis Hicks scored in quick succession before Old Reds replied. Harper then got his hat-trick and scored again before Jack Nicholds fed Josh Edwards putting Weston well ahead.

In the second half, strong defence kept Old Reds out until they scored a second try. Weston replied with Hicks scoring, then soon after he stopped Old Reds short, but they rallied to score again. A great run by Mateo Turvey fed Nicholds who scored a fantastic final try as Weston won 9-3.

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James Feltwell gave a superb account of himself in his first appearance, making some great tackles and getting stuck in.

The Under-11s welcomed Old Reds to a windy Recreation Ground for what turned out to be one of the best all-round team displays this season.

The Old Reds turned up with a huge pack of forwards and a speedy set of backs, and they were looking for revenge. From the first whistle, Weston flew into the early forward exchanges, forcing the Reds’ pack into reverse gear, with superb props Jack Howard and George Bamsey dominating the loose in attack and defence.

Weston soon went ahead with a great try by hooker Jimmy Bamsey. Not to be outdone by their rampant pack, where Mitchell Bird had his best game so far, Weston’s backs passed and supported brilliantly with Jesse Dadds and Sam Kerrigan, supported by Jamie and Luke Wheeler had fine games. Dadds and Jamie Wheeler both scored tries in a dominant first half.

The second half saw no let up, with props Howard and Bamsey putting in some great tackles with Josh Gardner in close support. Weston added three more tries through Bamsey, playmaker Archie Tilsley and Eddie Davies, who had another excellent game, Tilsley added four conversions and Bamsey one as Weston won 40-7.

Weston Under-7s entertained Olds Reds at home and in the first game, both sides started nervously. Both sides then got in to their stride and Old Reds scored the first try, closely matched by Danny Bamsey.

Weston started to get their passing going and were committed to their tagging. Weston scored again with George Nuttycombe going over and the score finished 2-2 with a late try at half-time by Old Reds.

The second half was more of the same and Tom Blythe and Luke Edwards showed great determination backed up by their team to score two tries apiece, only to be matched by Old Reds to bring the game to a close at 6-6.

In the second game, Weston worked hard and played with a better shape. There was a quick try for Nuttycombe, but again the Old Reds levelled.

Weston then got the bit between their teeth and Bamsey showed his pace and scored twice and with one more from the opposition the score was 3-2 to Weston.

Weston were determined to get the win and in the dying seconds Jacob Simpson made a reach for the line and finished the game off 4-2 to Weston.

HORNETS Under-15s lost for the first time since September to Devon county champions Kingsbridge in a humdinger at Hutton Moor.

In a game high in quality and skill, Kingsbridge went into an early lead with a converted try. Dan Saunders hit back for Hornets with a wonderful solo effort from 40 metres, beating several defenders on his way to the line, only for Hornets to leak a late try, making it 5-12 at half-time.

Kingsbridge scored again soon after the break, but Hornets responded well controlling long periods and after Josh Caulfield went close with a powerful burst, Ryan Massey forced his way over for a try to pull the score back to 10-17. Despite Hornets’ best efforts that was the way it stayed.

Adam Thompson, Ben Reseigh, John Xanh, Josh Lowrie and Dan Saunders all had fine games, but it was Caulfield who was awarded the Newport Caravans man of the match award.

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