1st XV - Match centre

Bideford
Weston-super-Mare
Full time
C Young, h morgan, H Tuttiett, M Nel, B Kirk, D Spelman, R Mackay, A Russell, M Hocking
D Lomax (5)
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute South West 1 West

Unbeaten Seasiders finish season on a high!

fantastic effort, lads!!

Weston were on song for their last games of a wonderful season and they were very much the better side in the warm spring sunshine at Bideford’s ground on the North Devon coast.
The team was well supported by a large crowd of travelling supporters and the team were on the score sheet inside three minutes following recycled ball and a neat backs move which was completed by full back Chris Young. The conversion was made by Dan Lomax.
Weston were forcing the pace and denying Bideford any possession. The second score came on 10 minutes when Morgan sliced through to score out wide. The conversion was missed but Weston looked as though they were going to take control.
However the home side rucked well and began to assert themselves although Weston’s line speed and resolute tackling meant that despite the work of the Bideford pack there were on scores for the home supporters to celebrate.
Weston added to their score after a rather scrappy period of play when a backs move resulted in Young sprinting for the line, he was hauled down but off loaded neatly to winger Robbie Mackay who touched down for his 20th try of the season. Lomax got the extras but this was the end of Youngs game as he had pulled a muscle and was replaced by Harry Jones.
Bideford continued to disrupt Weston’s play but were unable to force a score and the teams turned round at half time with Weston 19-0 in front.
Stirring words from the coaches at half time saw a more clinical and skilled display from Weston in the second half. Weston’s pack was completely dominant at the set piece and when they opted for a scrum from a penalty they got a push over try touched down by Spelman.
They might have been tempted to repeat the trick four minutes later but this time Tuttiett took a quick tap penalty and following good work from the backs, young open side Billy Kirk took a neat pass and darted through the remains of the Bideford defence to score.
The game was all Weston now and following quickly recycled ball hooker Mike Hocking touched down near the posts.
Despite a big effort from the Bideford forwards Weston were able to win turnover ball and Tuttiett made a typical break and sprinted 30 metres for a great individual try.
Just two minutes later Weston were awarded a five metre scrum try having forced the Bideford defence to touch down over their own line. Ash Russell had switched to number eight and touched down for Weston’s second push over try.
With just seconds remaining Weston’s backs were in full flow once more and Marcus Nel was on hand to get round the Bideford defence to score Weston’s ninth try of the game. Lomax had hit 5 conversions and Weston finished the day deserved victors by 55 points to nil.
This final bonus point win ends what has been a fantastic season for the club. The first team are champions of Tribute South West 1 West with a magnificent haul of 125 points from a possible 130, 26 points clear of their nearest rivals Clevedon. The have played 26 games and won 25 with a single draw and no defeats. They have also won the Somerset cup beating National Division 3 South league champions Old Redcliffians in the semi final and beating Clevedon in a thrilling final on the new artificial pitch at Hutton Moor

Finally, thankyou to the two Andrews; Ballard and collins for their comprehensive and timely reports and photos throughout the season, it is much appreciated, particularly from those supporters who are not always able to get to matches.

Key moments

1:00
Try huw morgan scores for Weston-super-Mare
2:00
Try Hayden Tuttiett scores for Weston-super-Mare
3:00
Try Chris Young scores for Weston-super-Mare
4:00
Conversion Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
5:00
Try Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
6:00
Try Billy Kirk scores for Weston-super-Mare
7:00
Try Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
8:00
Try Daniel Spelman scores for Weston-super-Mare
10:00
Conversion Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
11:00
Conversion Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
12:00
Try Ash Russell scores for Weston-super-Mare
13:00
Try Mike Hocking scores for Weston-super-Mare
16:00
Conversion Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
22:00
Conversion Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare

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Highlights

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22:00 Conversion 0 - 55
Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
16:00 Conversion 0 - 53
Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
13:00 Try 0 - 51
Mike Hocking scores for Weston-super-Mare
12:00 Try 0 - 46
Ash Russell scores for Weston-super-Mare
11:00 Conversion 0 - 41
Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
10:00 Conversion 0 - 39
Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
8:00 Try 0 - 37
Daniel Spelman scores for Weston-super-Mare
7:00 Try 0 - 32
Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
6:00 Try 0 - 27
Billy Kirk scores for Weston-super-Mare
5:00 Try 0 - 22
Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
4:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Dan Lomax kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
3:00 Try 0 - 15
Chris Young scores for Weston-super-Mare
2:00 Try 0 - 10
Hayden Tuttiett scores for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Try 0 - 5
huw morgan scores for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub Off
Billy Kirk is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub On
Bryan Webb is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub Off
Mike Hocking is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub On
Ollie Streeter is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub Off
Bryan Webb is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub On
Andy Glen is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub Off
Ollie Streeter is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub On
Toby Hill is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub On
Harry Jones is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
1:00 Sub Off
Chris Young is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Bideford
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • 0
  • huw morgan Try 1:00'
  • Chris Young Sub Off 1:00'
  • Harry Jones Sub On 1:00'
  • Toby Hill Sub On 1:00'
  • Ollie Streeter Sub Off 1:00'
  • Andy Glen Sub On 1:00'
  • Bryan Webb Sub Off 1:00'
  • Ollie Streeter Sub On 1:00'
  • Mike Hocking Sub Off 1:00'
  • Bryan Webb Sub On 1:00'
  • Billy Kirk Sub Off 1:00'
  • Hayden Tuttiett Try 2:00'
  • Chris Young Try 3:00'
  • Dan Lomax Conversion 4:00'
  • Marcus Nel Try 5:00'
  • Billy Kirk Try 6:00'
  • Robbie Mackay Try 7:00'
  • Daniel Spelman Try 8:00'
  • Dan Lomax Conversion 10:00'
  • Dan Lomax Conversion 11:00'
  • Ash Russell Try 12:00'
  • Mike Hocking Try 13:00'
  • Dan Lomax Conversion 16:00'
  • Dan Lomax Conversion 22:00'

Team selection

Young, Chris Young, Chris
Mackay, Robbie Mackay, Robbie
morgan, huw morgan, huw
Nel, Marcus Nel, Marcus
Watkins, Matt Watkins, Matt
Lomax, Dan Lomax, Dan
Tuttiett, Hayden Tuttiett, Hayden
Spelman, Daniel Spelman, Daniel
Kirk, Billy Kirk, Billy
Webb, Bryan Webb, Bryan
Russell, Ash Russell, Ash
Kingscott, Callum Kingscott, Callum
Streeter, Ollie Streeter, Ollie
Hocking, Mike Hocking, Mike
Coles, Sam Coles, Sam

League round up

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25
24
40
32
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13
35

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Weston-super-Mare 26 125
2. Clevedon 26 99
3. Drybrook 26 78
4. Matson 26 78
5. Newent 26 78
6. Thornbury 26 74
7. North Petherton 26 69

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