Weston Unders 16's final run out as juniors
Weston RFC 17 - Gilfach Goch RFC 47
Match report by Kenny Braidwood
The under 16’s final game of junior rugby saw them take on Welsh touring side Gilfach Goch. The teams played out an entertaining and competitive game on the main pitch before retiring to the Club House to enjoy some post-match revelry.
Gilfach Goch started very brightly and were quick to secure the ball at the breakdown and put Weston under sustained pressure inside their own 22 which resulted in a try. The touring team were 12 points to the good before Weston stole the ball from a Gilfach Goch line out and got the ball out to Dom Marshall who went on one of his trade mark runs through the opposition’s defence to score.
Weston pulled the scores level straight from the kick off with Kyron Pearce dancing his way across pitch to find the gaps in the Gilfach Goch defence to score under the posts. The levelling of the scores was short livedas Gilfach Goch replied with a well worked try after Weston failed to secure the ball from the kick off.
Half time Weston 12 – 19 Gilfach Goch
The second half belonged to Gilfach Goch who ran in four tries. Weston were just not able to capitalise on the periods of possession that they worked hard to establish. Weston scored the last try of the game when Henry Cox finished off a smart move through midfield.
The whole Weston squad worked hard all game and were given a good work out by Gilfach Goch. The game was a good illustration of Weston’s season where the team has played in fits and starts in most games. All of the boys can be proud of their hard work and endeavour during the season in representing Weston RFC. Thanks to the commitment and skill of the coaching staff over the years. The players all have lots to offer when they move up into the Colts team where they can continue to develop their rugby skills.
Man of the match went to team captain Kyron Pearce who led from the front with his dynamic runs, well placed kicking and incisive tacking.
The boys salvaged some pride in the Club House by just managing to outpace the Gilfach Goch ladies in a hotly contested boat race.