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1st XV - Match centre

Drybrook
Weston-super-Mare
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Tries
H Jones, M Nel (2), G Dickson
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Conversions
J Mackay (3), G Dickson
Penalties
J Mackay
Sat 6 Apr TBC - South West Division - South West Premier Full time

Drybrook 19 - 31 Weston

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Weston up to sixth with bonus point win as Sugg celebrates 50 caps

Weston travelled to the Forest of Dean looking to extend their four match unbeaten run. From the kick off however it was Drybrook who started with more energy and a fierce determination to beat the side who they had narrowly beaten earlier in the season.
The Weston defence was first class and repelled all attempts by the Drybook players who felt sure that Weston would not be able to keep up their superior line speed and double tackling.
Despite the energetic start by the home side Weston made great use of their first meaningful possession driving into the Drybrook half and then unleashing a slick attack by the backs which saw Harry Jones put into space and scoring Weston’s first try, converted by James Mackay. Weston now had momentum and with the Drybrook pack in real trouble against Weston’s powerful forward unit they conceded a penalty and Mackay slotted the kick from 35 metres.
Drybrook used their front row replacement but this made little difference to proceedings and Weston were well and truly in control as the pack provided a great platform from which Weston’s skilful backs stretched the Drybrook defence and Marcus Nel touched down Weston’s second. Glenn Dickson got the third a few minutes later, both tries converted by Mackay.
Weston looked as though they might run away with the game but perversely their forward dominance was brought to an abrupt halt as the Drybrook tight head prop was yellow carded for persistent infringement. With no qualified forward left to cover the game went to uncontested scrums. This allowed Drybrook to win clean ball at the scrum for the first time in the game and removed Weston’s very potent weapon.
The sides turned round with Weston holding a commanding 0 – 24 lead. Drybrook were still down to 14 men and winning ball from an uncontested scrum they forced their way over after 10 minutes when Mitch Baldwin touched down. The extras were missed.
Within 3 minutes the Weston backs were attacking with pace and flair and a sweet pass put Marcus Nel into space as he ran a great line and touched down the bonus point try. With Mackay off the field with an injury Glenn Dickson scored the conversion.
A further front row injury saw the game reduced to uncontested scrums for the last 20 minutes and Drybrook put in a great rear-guard action scoring two late tries to give them a respectable score. This very much flattered the home side who were comprehensively beaten in the forward department and whose backs simply could not compete with the skills and speed of Weston’s backs.
This win saw Weston chalk up another good score and a bonus point and bring their cumulative points in the last five games to 295, conceding 77. It moves Weston up to sixth place in South West Premier with one game remaining. Weston were fielding a young side with two 19 year olds and two 21 year olds in the pack. Tom Sugg was celebrating his 50th first team game and his 21st birthday. He was one of 10 players from the 18 Weston players fielded today who had come through Weston’s junior section and had played for Weston Colts, a great advertisement for community junior rugby.

Key moments

2:00
Try Harry Jones scores for Weston-super-Mare
3:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
8:00
Penalty James Mackay kicks a penalty for Weston-super-Mare
13:00
Try Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
14:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
24:00
Try Glenn Dickson scores for Weston-super-Mare
25:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
41:00
Try Try for Drybrook
45:00
Try Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
46:00
Conversion Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
54:00
Try Try for Drybrook
55:00
Conversion Conversion for Drybrook
60:00
Try Try for Drybrook
61:00
Conversion Conversion for Drybrook

Highlights

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63:00 Sub On
George Bamsey is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Sub On
Cameron Maslen is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Sub Off
James Mackay is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Sub Off
Robbie Mackay is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Sub Off
Ash Russell is substituted off for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Yellow Card
Matt Watkins is yellow carded for Weston-super-Mare
63:00 Sub On
Mike Hocking is substituted on for Weston-super-Mare
61:00 Conversion 19 - 31
Conversion for Drybrook
60:00 Try 17 - 31
Try for Drybrook
55:00 Conversion 12 - 31
Conversion for Drybrook
54:00 Try 10 - 31
Try for Drybrook
46:00 Conversion 5 - 31
Glenn Dickson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
45:00 Try 5 - 29
Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
41:00 Try 5 - 24
Try for Drybrook
End of period 1
25:00 Conversion 0 - 24
James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
24:00 Try 0 - 22
Glenn Dickson scores for Weston-super-Mare
14:00 Conversion 0 - 17
James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
13:00 Try 0 - 15
Marcus Nel scores for Weston-super-Mare
8:00 Penalty 0 - 10
James Mackay kicks a penalty for Weston-super-Mare
3:00 Conversion 0 - 7
James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Harry Jones scores for Weston-super-Mare
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Drybrook
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • 0
  • Harry Jones Try 2:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 3:00'
  • James Mackay Penalty 8:00'
  • Marcus Nel Try 13:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 14:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Try 24:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 25:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Marcus Nel Try 45:00'
  • Glenn Dickson Conversion 46:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Conversion 55:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Conversion 61:00'
  • Matt Watkins Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Mike Hocking Sub On 63:00'
  • Ash Russell Sub Off 63:00'
  • Robbie Mackay Sub Off 63:00'
  • James Mackay Sub Off 63:00'
  • Cameron Maslen Sub On 63:00'
  • George Bamsey Sub On 63:00'

Team selection

Mackay, Robbie Mackay, Robbie
Jones, Harry Jones, Harry
Nel, Marcus Nel, Marcus
Dickson, Glenn Dickson, Glenn
Watkins, Matt Watkins, Matt
Mackay, James Mackay, James
Bennett, Ross Bennett, Ross
Sugg, Tom Sugg, Tom
Kirk, Billy Kirk, Billy
Fisher, Sam Fisher, Sam
Russell, Ash Russell, Ash
Kingscott, Callum Kingscott, Callum
Streeter, Ollie Streeter, Ollie
Brabham, Charlie Brabham, Charlie
Coles, Sam Coles, Sam

League round up

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Maidenhead
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Barnstaple
10
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bournemouth 26 118
2. Barnstaple 26 91
3. Maidenhead 26 86
4. Exeter University 26 80
5. Ivybridge 26 78
6. Exmouth 26 75
7. Weston-super-Mare 26 73

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