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Under 16s - Match centre

Nailsea and Backwell RFC
Weston-super-Mare RFC
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K Pearce, J Press, L Paterson, D Meaden
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L Paterson
Sun 12 Nov 11:00 - Friendly

Uphill Struggle for Under 16's

Nailsea and Backwell 48 - Weston-super-Mare 22

Match report by Kenny Braidwood

Weston Under 16's were without a number of players for the short trip up the A370 to face Nailsea and Backwell. The 15 man squad were slow to get started in a game where the opposition were more comfortable in the blustery conditions. Weston found themselves seven points down within two minutes when Nailsea and Backwell used the wind at their back to kick the ball through to dab down for the score. This tactic was repeated from a period of good Weston pressure. The ball was lost by Weston deep in the Nailsea and Backwell half and again kicked through for the score. Weston went further behind as Nailsea and Backwell put themselves 17 points ahead within fifteen minutes.

Weston’s only score of the first half came from Kyron Pearce who scored out on the right wing after Weston moved the ball down field through a number of phases. Nailsea and Backwell kept the scoreboard turning over with a further try when the found the gaps in the Weston defence to burst through the middle to score. The final try of the half went to Nailsea and Backwell from a missed pass by Weston which gave the ball away for an easy score.

A 28 point gap at the end of the first half was always going to be difficult to claw back especially when Nailsea and Backwell were first off the mark in the second half with a couple of tries. This seemed to galvanise Weston and they began to keep hold of the ball and reduce the error count.

Jack Press was the first to score one of three well taken tries for Weston with a darting run through the Nailsea and Backwell defence. Lewis Paterson scored the conversion. Nailsea and Backwell responded quickly with their eighth and final try of the match. Weston ended the match the stronger. More direct running and good possession from the forwards freed Lewis Paterson to score on the right wing having battled through a number of tackles. andrew turner and Euan Braidwood then combined well on the right to almost score. Braidwood broke free and was heading towards the line with Turner in support. Unfortunately Braidwood’s pass was just too high for Turner to control.
Weston’s final try and best try was scored by Dan Meaden. Lewis Paterson, Kyron Pearce and Dom Marshall were all involved in the build-up. Their interplay cut through the Nailsea and Backwell line at pace with Meaden there at the end to take the final pass and score with ease. This was all just a little too late. Lewis Paterson missed the conversion and the referee blew the final whistle.

It’s a credit to Weston that they never gave up and competed for the whole match. They reduced the mistakes in the second half and began to capitalise on the hard work that was being done at the breakdown by Billy Howells and the other forwards. Reef Morton had a good game at number 8 with a number of crashing runs in the second half. Ben Mullin gets better each game and got through a lot of work in the pack and made a particularly good try saving tackle in the second half.

Man of the match went to Euan Braidwood who was present at almost every ruck, put in countless well executed tackles, scrummaged well and showed good awareness of field position to be in the right place to support his team mates.

Key moments

1:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
2:00
Conversion Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
4:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
15:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
20:00
Try Kyron Pearce scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
25:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
30:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
37:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
38:00
Conversion Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
39:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
40:00
Try Jack Press scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
41:00
Conversion Lewis Paterson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare RFC
44:00
Try Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
45:00
Try Lewis Paterson scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
45:00
Conversion Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
55:00
Try Dan Meaden scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC

Highlights

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70:00 +10:00 Player of the Match
Euan Braidwood is awarded player of the match for Weston-super-Mare RFC
55:00 Try 48 - 22
Dan Meaden scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
45:00 Try 46 - 17
Lewis Paterson scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
45:00 Conversion 48 - 17
Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
44:00 Try 46 - 12
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
41:00 Conversion 41 - 12
Lewis Paterson kicks a conversion for Weston-super-Mare RFC
40:00 Try 41 - 10
Jack Press scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
39:00 Try 41 - 5
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
38:00 Conversion 36 - 5
Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
37:00 Try 34 - 5
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
End of period 1
30:00 Try 29 - 5
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
25:00 Try 24 - 5
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
20:00 Try 19 - 5
Kyron Pearce scores for Weston-super-Mare RFC
16:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
15:00 Try 17 - 0
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
4:00 Try 12 - 0
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
2:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Nailsea and Backwell RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Nailsea and Backwell RFC
  • Weston-super-Mare RFC
  • 0
  • Try 1:00'
  • Conversion 2:00'
  • Try 4:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Kyron Pearce Try 20:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Conversion 38:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Jack Press Try 40:00'
  • Lewis Paterson Conversion 41:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Lewis Paterson Try 45:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'
  • Dan Meaden Try 55:00'
  • Euan Braidwood Player of the Match 70:00 +10:00'

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