Weston Under 16's first win of season
Weston 64 - Broad Plain 0
Match report by Kenny Braidwood
Weston’s Under 16’s scored five tries in each half against a battling Broad Plain team who never gave up despite having no luck in attack and having a couple of players pick up knocks during the game which interrupted their momentum.
Weston’s first try came early in the first half from man of the match David Clamp who was set free from a powerful run by Kyron Pearce to cross the line on the left wing. In a good all round second row display Clamp tackled fiercely throughout the game and stole a couple of vital line out balls from Broad Plain.
A second forwards try followed from Ruben Picardo after a Weston scrum which was dominant throughout the first half at both controlling their own ball and winning a couple against the head.
With Weston seeing a lot of possession from the forwards with good work at the breakdown by Billy Howells, Joseph Connolly and Charlie Raisey, Taylor Kingston was able to free the backs to score a further three tries in the first half. The first was scored by Lewis Paterson after a typically battling run through the opposition defence. Dom Marshall then followed up with two quick tries after he picked his way through the Broad Plain gaps with incisive running.
Three of Weston’s first half tries were converted by Lewis Patterson.
The second half, like the first, started with a forward crossing the try line. This time Euan Braidwood benefitted after a couple of pick up and goes through the centre of the pitch which were finished off with Charlie Raisey making a good run towards the line. With Braidwood in support on his right shoulder Raisey feed him a well-timed pass which cut out the final defender for the score.
The next two Weston tries were scored in similar style by Kyron Pearce who was able to shrug off the Broad Plain defence and use his pace to score. Dom Marshall picked up his third try just as Broad Plain were beginning to steady things down particularly at the scrum and get a bit more possession.
Weston’s final try could have been scored by any one of three Weston players who burst through the middle of the pitch in unison to attack the try line. In the end Jack Press kept hold of the ball and touched down for the tenth Weston try. With his fourth conversion of the second half Lewis Paterson ended the game.
Again the whole Weston team put in a lot of effort but unlike in the previous two games this season the team linked their phases and used pace to get both forwards and backs on the score sheet. Great credit to the opposition who kept going all game and showed skill and endeavour; but for a stout defence from Weston they would have surely scored.