Development back in the groove.......just!!!
79th minute breakaway Try denies feisty Burnham .
Burnham II came to Weston looking to take the spoils with a young fit team and nearly did.
The game ebbed and flowed both sides looking for a breakthrough and on 26 minutes the visitors broke through for a try yet were unable to convert, but 2 minutes later Brett Powers crashed through several attempted tackles to give Dan Prime an easy conversion. Burnham breached the Weston defence again just before half time and converted to go into the break 12 points - 7 up.
Luke Grimes replaced Tom Martin-Prime after the break and with a rejigged pack Weston began to dominate the scrums giving good ball for Pj Grimes to feed the back division. Strong running Marc Prime crashed through the visitors defence for Dan Prime to add the extras, but within two minutes again found the home defence asleep to add an unconverted try, this was repeated minutes later to put the Visitors 22 - 14 up with 15 minutes left. A good Weston break forced a scramble on the Burnham line, Darran Burns denied a try as he claimed whitewash touched. Weston tails were up and the forwards crashed in, recycled and crashed through again, James Disney try, Dan Prime adding the conversion
21-22. A penalty in front of the posts looked a dead cert for Dan Prime to put the Hosts ahead but the kick slid wide, still 12 minutes to pull it back.
Weston were running strongly at the visitors defence, a rare counter looked on from a fluke rebound but wing Jason Bristow gathered, sidestepped two tacklers and set the ball for Weston to regroup, and set another attack. With time running out the Home pack secured good ball for Pj Grimes to feed Dan Prime on a blindside break, shaking off two attempted tackles to sprint down the left touchline a lung busting 50 metres to dive over for 5 valuable points, the kick was missed. Time for one more play, Darran Burns gathered the restart and found the safety of touch, game over and a valuable 26 points to 22 victory over a local rivals.
Dan Prime and Darran Burns named as Men of the Match, two very good playmakers who made it difficult all match for the visitors.