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1st XV - Match centre

Bournemouth
Weston-super-Mare
Tries
R Mackay, C Maslen
Conversions
J Mackay
Sat 5 Jan 14:00 - South West Division - South West Premier Full time

Bournemouth 62 - 12 Weston

Weston fade in second half but display great spirit

This game was a classic affair of two halves. Top side Bournemouth, who have lost only once this season, and that away from home, were first out of the blocks and attacked hard right from the kick off. The home side moved the ball quickly, pressed hard in the middle of the park and then spun the ball to the left wing. Weston looked to have tackled the ball carrier but his momentum took him over for the opening try. The conversion fell short.
Bournemouth continued to exert enormous pressure but the Weston defence held. Weston grabbed a fair proportion of possession, and they ran some great lines out wide. There were no more scores until 8 minutes from the half time break when Weston worked the ball through several phases. James Mackay kicked cross field, winger Morgan caught the ball, drew his man and passed inside to Robbie Mackay in support who sprinted to the line. James Mackay converted and Weston hoped to turn round just in front but the home side made a rapid break and the worked the ball to the right and Bournemouth scored a very quick try in response. The conversion was made.
Weston came straight back at the home side and were judged to have been held up when the forwards ran a number of phases and crossed the line. As a result the home team turned round fortunate to be in front.
The second half was a different story and the home side ran riot as they continued to put Weston under pressure. They pounced on every error and punished even small mistakes. They scored 7 tries with 4 in a fifteen minute burst which left Weston high and dry. Weston did shore things up in the last 15 and Maslen scored for the visitors just before full time but it was too little to late.
Bournemouth have been one of the strongest sides in South West Premier for a number of years and this season certainly deserve to be in top spot and look odds on favourites to win the league. They have a strong and effective set of forwards and some very talented backs. On the front foot they present a huge challenge but are vulnerable, especially on the edges when they are denied possession. They have the resources to dominate games. To Weston’s credit they were marginally the better side in the first half, and never gave up. They tackled well all game and for half the game were neck and neck with the league leaders. Bournemouth’s strength and fitness combined with great skills overcame Weston's spirited effort.

Key moments

5:00
Try Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
5:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
59:00
Try Cameron Maslen scores for Weston-super-Mare

Highlights

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65:00 Sub Off
Robbie Mackay is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
65:00 Sub On
Jacob Cox is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
59:00 Try 0 - 12
Cameron Maslen scores for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub On
Thomas Hocking is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub Off
Charlie Brabham is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub On
Riley Mcdowall is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub Off
Jacob Cox is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub On
Charlie Brabham is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 Sub Off
Sam Fisher is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
End of period 1
9:00 Sub Off
Glenn Dickson is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
9:00 Sub On
Cameron Maslen is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Robbie Mackay scores for Weston-super-Mare
5:00 Conversion 0 - 7
James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
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As it happened

  • Bournemouth
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • 0
  • Robbie Mackay Try 5:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 5:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Sub Off 9:00'
  • Cameron Maslen Sub On 9:00'
  • Thomas Hocking Sub On 40:00'
  • Charlie Brabham Sub Off 40:00'
  • Riley Mcdowall Sub On 40:00'
  • Jacob Cox Sub Off 40:00'
  • Charlie Brabham Sub On 40:00'
  • Sam Fisher Sub Off 40:00'
  • Cameron Maslen Try 59:00'
  • Jacob Cox Sub On 65:00'
  • Robbie Mackay Sub Off 65:00'

Team selection

Mackay, Robbie Mackay, Robbie
morgan, huw morgan, huw
Nel, Marcus Nel, Marcus
Dickson, Glenn Dickson, Glenn
Watkins, Matt Watkins, Matt
Mackay, James Mackay, James
Bennett, Ross Bennett, Ross
Talbot, Brad Talbot, Brad
Cox, Jacob Cox, Jacob
Fisher, Sam Fisher, Sam
Turton, Mark Turton, Mark
Sugg, Tom Sugg, Tom
Coles, Sam Coles, Sam
Hocking, Mike Hocking, Mike
Brabham, Charlie Brabham, Charlie

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Exmouth 17 49
8. Camborne 17 43
9. Weston-super-Mare 17 38
10. Cleve 17 34
11. Bracknell 17 33
12. Drybrook 17 32
13. Newton Abbot 17 28

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