North Bristol 17 Weston Colts 22
First Win for Weston
Weston fielded a young side in this friendly fixture against North Bristol and came away with a morale boosting victory.
In a game that ebbed and flowed Weston took the lead when following a drive by prop Ryan Donegan
the hosts infringed and after a quick tap penalty was taken number eight Charlie Owens
was on hand to force his way over. Weston increased their lead when a catch and drive from a line out was touched down by hooker Max Seymour-Shove
Norths hit back and following a period of sustained pressure they reduced the deficit with a well taken try.
Shortly before half time Owens barged his way over from a scrum which was converted by Press to put Weston twelve points to the good but in a mistake strewn final five minutes of the half the hosts hit back with a fine effort.
The second half started with Weston infringing and from a quick tap the home team scored a try which was this time converted to make the match all square. There was then a period of attack and counter attack before right wing Brett Adlam
scored with a fine effort twisting and using good footwork to score in the corner. Despite giving the referee the benefit of their advice near the end Weston held on to secure their first victory of the season.
For Weston Seymour-Shove was on top form with his line out throwing to add to his try and skipper Josh Gardener was very effective both in attack and defence. Added to this was the composure of scrum half Dan Press who made some very good choices throughout.
The defending by the whole team was of a high standard for long periods and when the chances came they were taken very well based on a solid scrum and line out.
Weston face local rivals Nailsea and Backwell at The Rec in the National Cup this Friday kick off is at 7.30pm