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1st XV - Match centre

Old Centralians
Weston-super-Mare
Tries
G Sparks  (2), A Glen
Conversions
J Mackay (2)
Sat 15 Feb 14:30 - SSE RFU National League - SSE National League 3 South West Full time

Sparks' brace not enough to see Weston to victory

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Match report courtesy of Bob Hedges

BACK in October, Centralians were swept aside by 67 points to eight at the Recreation Ground, but it was a completely different story last Saturday when a poor defensive performance sent them to their seventh successive league defeat.

Centralians’ Painswick Road ground was unfit, resulting in the match being transferred to the artificial pitch at Hartpury College.

The Seasiders’ defence was breached twice during the opening quarter for 12-0 before persistent pressure was rewarded with a try by George Sparks.

James Mackay converted but by the break, Centralians were 26-7 ahead from a further brace of converted tries.

Although the Seasiders were now playing with the wind advantage, they conceded another seven points just two minutes into the second half.

But the visitors fought back again with the outstanding Sparks’ second try, converted by Mackay who also added the extras to a try by Andrew Glen from a driven line-out.

Weston are now in ninth position in National 3 South West and they will need to record a victory over the ever-improving Chippenham at the Recreation Ground on Saturday (2.30pm).

Weston: K Middlemiss, T Bellak, S Smee, S Edwards, M Watkins, J Mackay, R Bennett, D Swann (c), C Withers, D Price, A Glen, D Bufton, A Russell, P Morrissey, G Sparks. Replacements used: S Donegan, S Fisher, R Mackay.

Key moments

18:00
Try George Sparks scores for Weston-super-Mare
19:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 +5:00
Try George Sparks scores for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 +6:00
Conversion James Mackay kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare
40:00 +15:00
Try Andy Glen scores for Weston-super-Mare
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Centralians
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • 0
  • George Sparks Try 18:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 19:00'
  • George Sparks Try 40:00 +5:00'
  • James Mackay Conversion 40:00 +6:00'
  • Andy Glen Try 40:00 +15:00'
  • George Sparks Yellow Card 40:00 +33:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Brixham 26 68
8. Barnstaple 26 63
9. Weston-super-Mare 26 58
10. Old Patesians 26 50
11. Old Centralians 26 46
12. Worcester Wanderers 26 46
13. Avonmouth Old Boys 26 31

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