William and Ben save the day for Weston
Weston Under-7s enjoy a narrow 3-2 victory over Yatton.
HORNETS Under-10s hosted Walcot from Bath, who arrived with a squad of 27 players to choose from, while Hornets only had the minimum nine players available.
The first game started at a frantic pace with a disallowed Keelan Hodges-Swales try in the first minute, but Hornets went on to win 4-2 with tries for Tim Morris, Tom Read, Reef Morton and Hodges-Swales. It would have been more had Alex Leeks and Sam Hughes not been held up on the line. However, their tackling was not low enough and they let Walcot score twice.
The second game was nearly all Hornets, despite being up against a fresh set of Walcot legs. The power of runs from Read, Morris and Morton ensured the ball was nearly always in the Walcot half.
The tackling was better and the line-outs were nearly all won by Hornets. The score ended up 6-1 with tries for Morton (2), Reed, Hodges-Swales and excellent solo efforts from Reeve Bailey and Lawrence Pilgrim.
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The Under-13s took the short trip to Winscombe and both sides contributed to a great, hard-fought and physical game.
Hornets started brightly with some good runs from Thomas Cocking and Callam Tanner. During one trip into Winscombe’s half, the home team managed a turnover and were off for a good try. This lifted the home side and more tries followed.
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Hornets, through Jack Mohide in the line-out and Bryn Solomon from the scrums, kept Hornets going.
In the second half Hornets began to find their form. A try against the play to Winscombe stirred the Hornets into action. Liam Fitzpatrick was charging through the field and Alex Francis was at every breakdown, causing the opposition to spill the ball on many occasions.
Hornets pressed and an infringement five metres out led to a well-rehearsed penalty move and Paddy Holyday crashed over. Great defence was needed on their line by Winscombe to keep the visitors out until, after some quick ruck ball, and a pop to Holyday, who surged over for a great try.
WESTON Under-7s played away against Yatton and with excellent tagging by all players managed to win 3-2 against worthy opposition.
Scores by William and Ben saved the day and were ably supported by George, Cameron, Aaron, Sheriden, Tom, Ben and Keegan.
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The Under-8s travelled to Yatton for two games. In the first game, they proved too strong for the opposition. There was some tremendous tagging from Tom Blythe, Jayden Boobyer, Riley Cornish and George Nuttycombe, who stepped up for this fixture.
They all tagged with great commitment and accuracy which kept Yatton at bay for the majority of the match. Jayden scored two, Riley and Tom one apiece and George six, Yatton replied with seven tries which gave Weston an excellent 10-7 win.
In the second game, Yatton turned the tables on Weston. There were still some great individual performances, but Yatton created some extra tries with some spilled balls from Weston.
Both teams still tagged with great purpose, but Yatton came out on top with a score of 11-6. Jayden, Tom and George scored one try each. Two players loaned from Yatton scored, Kaleb with two and Aaron one.
YATTON Under-8s played host to two tremendous games of rugby against Weston.
The first match saw Weston take control early on and at half-time they were 4-2 up. The second half though was honours, even with masses of running, supporting and tagging and at the final whistle Weston had won 9-7.
In the second match it was Yatton who edged an end to end first half at 5-4. The second half saw Yatton pile on pressure and points with several excellent runs being well supported and finished off with well-taken tries. The final result was Yatton 11, Weston 6.
Yatton try scorers were: Ben Clarke (5), Matthew Bailey (4), Conner Kane (3), Cameron Baines (2), Tamsin Haines (2), Cameron Fogg and Dominic Oliver.
The Under-15s paid a visit to Weston and returned home with a 29-7 victory.
Yatton started well with good work from Ant Abruzzo, Oli Cornish, Jack Edwards and Brennan Bratchie Hill. Nathan Jones drove for the line but was held up by a determined defence, before he crossed with the help of Dave Alexander.
Weston came back strongly from the kick off, but Yatton’s defence held well with great tackling from Nathan, Oli, Dave, Kyran Gale and Ant. The front row forwards of Matt Scully, Guy James and Spencer Williams started to get themselves more into the game. Yatton were awarded a penalty which was slotted home by Jack Edwards.
From a scrum on the halfway line, the ball ended with Spencer Williams crashing over for his first try of the season, converted by Jack Edwards.
YACs were now finding their rhythm and looking a threat whether it from the middle of the park from Oli or the wingers of James Lovett and Miles winter-Dent, and were gradually wearing Weston down.
Weston had the edge in the scrum and line-out but good work again by the Yatton pack saw Abruzzo touch down, converted by Jack Edwards.
After the break, Weston kept up their pressure and got a deserved converted try, but Yatton hit back with a try for Sam Powell, after good work by Kristian Newman and Ross Henderson.
The man of the match was awarded to Antonio Abbrusso, closely followed by Nathan and Dave.
WINSCOMBE Under-13s dominated the first half against local rivals Hornets, scoring four unanswered tries.
The home side’s forwards found their feet first and gained possession deep in their own half. Fly-half Will MacArthur passed the ball out to the backs and Adam Elkins scored under the posts.
The next try was similar, with Louis Yallop making good ground down the centre and passing to Connor Wall, who ran through the Hornets’ defence from halfway to score. MacArthur converted.
Tom Amer was next on the score sheet when he weaved his way through to the line; MacArthur converting again for the extra two points. The restart was gathered in by Wall and he ran the ball straight and scored a brilliant solo try, his second of the match.
The second half saw the home side make six changes in the forwards and the back line which seemed to disrupt the pattern of their play. Light then broke free and ran out of his half to score in the corner, credit to Callum Edwards for staying with Light in a supporting role.
The visitors were eventually rewarded with a try after pounding the Winscombe line. Tristan Greene made good territory with a powerful run from deep in his own half, but he was stopped illegally and the penalty kick relieved the pressure.
However, it was the visitors who finished the game with a try making the score line 29-10 to Winscombe.