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Weston-s-Mare IV
Somerton
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset 2 South Full time

Another tight finish

A big strong Somerton keep this game alive to the end!

Somerton were out warming up, stretching and practicing moves well before Weston, they were taking this fixture VERY seriously.
The home side were on the attack from KO and forced a scrum on the Somerton 5 metre line, moved quickly down the line with Fullback Darran Burns to slip through the defensive line to score the first try on 3 minutes, conversion missed. The visitors eased themselves back into the game and forced an unconverted try of their own on 14 mins, and when Pj Grimes gave Dan Prime an easy conversion on 22 minutes it looked like the hosts would put on the style, but a penalty conversion 2 minutes later kept Somerton in touch. But Weston pressure saw Ashley Tucker pounce on a mistake on the half hour and Marc Prime add a fourth try just before the break, Dan Prime converting both. 26 points to 8 points at Half Time was a healthy scoreline.
The riot act read by the 4 visiting coaches worked, Somerton came out on the attack, fresh legs and a tactical move to bring the big second rows into the back line meant the away side broke through the tiring Weston backs, a try for 5 valuable points. Dan Prime cancelled this out when he slipped through the defence for a try of his own, but missing the kick. 2 tries, one converted, came from sustained pressure and pushed Somerton to within 6 points of the Home side quarter of an hour to go. This was hard graft to keep out sustained pressure from Somerton but Weston tactics kept the Visitors in their own half, great defence was required on occasions but Weston turned on the class and kept things tight, not allowing Somerton to find a weakness and they held on for a fine win against a strong side.

Tries: Darran Burns, Pj Grimes, Ashley Tucker, Marc Prime, Dan Prime.

Conversions: Dan Prime x3

Team selection

Burns, Darran Burns, Darran
Bristow, Jason Bristow, Jason
Prime, Marc Prime, Marc
Tucker, Ashley Tucker, Ashley
Harris, James Harris, James
Prime, Dan Prime, Dan
Grimes, Pj Grimes, Pj
Frost, Richard Frost, Richard
Martin-Prime, Tom Martin-Prime, Tom
Hawken, Nick Hawken, Nick
Bush, Harry Bush, Harry
Luxon, Frazer Luxon, Frazer
Grimes, Luke Grimes, Luke
Owens, Charlie Owens, Charlie
Hunt, Will Hunt, Will

League round up

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44
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W
L
Burnham-on-Sea II

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Castle Cary 24 112
2. Winscombe II 23 98
3. Weston-s-Mare IV 24 92
4. Somerton 24 81
5. Burnham-on-Sea II 24 63
6. Wiveliscombe II 24 59
7. Wells II 23 57

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