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1st XV - Match centre

Exmouth
Weston-super-Mare
Full time
M Watkins (2), R Mackay, G Dickson
G Dickson (4)
G Dickson
G Dickson
Sat 4 Nov 14:30 - South West Division - South West Premier

Seasiders late score secures important victory

A penalty two minutes from time sees Weston home in high scoring thriller

Weston gathered their first away win of the season with a bonus point win in a very close and thrilling encounter.

Weston started well against the home side and pressed their early advantage and a neat pass to Watkins after rapidly recycled ball resulted in the in form winger touching down under the posts. Dickson’s conversion gave Weston an early 0-7 lead.

Weston were unable to maintain momentum and the home side executed a well worked backs move and their full back scored a try which was converted to level the scores.

On 15 minutes Weston were pressing again and after quick ball from the forwards Weston moved the ball rapidly to the left wing and Watkins rounded the defence to score his second try which was converted from the touchline by Dickson .

Further sustained pressure from Weston brought Weston a penalty advantage and with time and space available Dickson attempted a drop goal which sailed through the uprights. With the score at 7-17 Weston might have hoped to turn the screw but Exmouth were experienced and skilful enough to seize an opportunity, split the defence and score a converted try and the first half closed with Weston in front by just 5 points.

Weston seemed to take their foot off the gas at the start of the second half, and despite playing into the wind Exmouth created two good chances from which they scored and took Weston by surprise as they opened up a nine point lead.
The Weston players needed a quick response to giving away their lead and thy worked with great determination and put Exmouth under siege and the result was a try for Robbie Mackay, on his fiftieth first team appearance. The conversion from Dickson brought Weston within 2 points and just a few minutes later following a penalty which took Weston deep into Exmouth’s 22 and good follow up work Weston regained possession and a rapid move toward the opposite wing saw Dickson cross for Weston’s bonus point try. Dickson converted his own try and Weston were in front once more.

They held they led for only four minutes as the home side responded with terrific energy and forced their way over scoring a converted try.
Weston might have been down hearted but they tore back at Exmouth and they drove at the heart of the Exmouth defence. The ref indicated a penalty and Weston played advantage but could not make ground. Dickson stepped up and slotted the penalty to give Weston a one point lead with two minutes of normal time remaining. Exmouth pressed again but their discipline let them down and Weston were awarded a penalty and the game finished with Weston just about deserving their victory.

This bonus point win lifts Weston to 10th place in SW Premier and they will be hoping to retain their winning form at home next week to Lydney, and advance further up the league table.

Match report courtesy of Andy Ballard

Key moments

10:00
Try Matt Watkins scores for Weston-super-Mare
11:00
Conversion Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
25:00
Try Matt Watkins scores for Weston-super-Mare
26:00
Conversion Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
30:00
Drop Goal Glenn Dickson scores a drop goal for Weston-super-Mare
55:00
Try Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
56:00
Conversion Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
60:00
Try Glenn Dickson scores for Weston-super-Mare
61:00
Conversion Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
75:00
Penalty Glenn Dickson kicks a penalty for Weston-super-Mare

Highlights

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75:00 Penalty 0 - 34
Glenn Dickson kicks a penalty for Weston-super-Mare
70:00 Sub On
Ollie Streeter is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
70:00 Sub Off
David Bird is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
61:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Woodland is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
60:00 Sub On
Sam Fisher is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
60:00 Try 0 - 29
Glenn Dickson scores for Weston-super-Mare
56:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
55:00 Sub Off
Ollie Streeter is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
55:00 Try 0 - 22
Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
55:00 Sub On
Toby Hill is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub On
Jack Conway is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub Off
Hayden Tuttiett is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
End of period 1
30:00 Drop Goal 0 - 17
Glenn Dickson scores a drop goal for Weston-super-Mare
26:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
25:00 Try 0 - 12
Matt Watkins scores for Weston-super-Mare
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Matt Watkins scores for Weston-super-Mare
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As it happened

  • Exmouth
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • 0
  • Matt Watkins Try 10:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Conversion 11:00'
  • Matt Watkins Try 25:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Conversion 26:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Drop Goal 30:00'
  • Jack Conway Sub On 40:00'
  • Hayden Tuttiett Sub Off 40:00'
  • Robbie Mackay Try 55:00'
  • Toby Hill Sub On 55:00'
  • Ollie Streeter Sub Off 55:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Conversion 56:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Try 60:00'
  • Sam Fisher Sub On 60:00'
  • Jack Woodland Sub Off 60:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Conversion 61:00'
  • Ollie Streeter Sub On 70:00'
  • David Bird Sub Off 70:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Penalty 75:00'

Team selection

Young, Chris Young, Chris
Mackay, Robbie Mackay, Robbie
morgan, huw morgan, huw
Nel, Marcus Nel, Marcus
Watkins, Matt Watkins, Matt
Dickson, Glenn Dickson, Glenn
Tuttiett, Hayden Tuttiett, Hayden
Spelman, Daniel Spelman, Daniel
Woodland, Jack Woodland, Jack
Kingscott, Callum Kingscott, Callum
Russell, Ash Russell, Ash
Turton, Mark Turton, Mark
Streeter, Ollie Streeter, Ollie
Bird, David Bird, David
Coles, Sam Coles, Sam

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Dings Crusaders 14 61
2. Newton Abbot 14 49
3. Bournemouth 14 47
4. Maidenhead 14 45
5. Cleve 14 44
6. Exmouth 14 43
7. Weston-super-Mare 14 36

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