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Hornets II
Weston-s-Mare II
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Full time
G Chapman (2), P Morrissey, C Young, R Bennett, O Trott, K Marshall
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G Chapman (7)
Fri 1 Dec 19:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier

Blue Weekend Starts At The Nest

United Too Strong For Hornets

Weston United travelled to Hutton Moore on Friday night to face Hornets in the first of two huge games for the clubs. In a game where the start would be all important, it was the hosts who took the early advantage when Weston popped up the ball from a quick penalty only to see it intercepted for Hornets to run in inside the first minute. Conversion added 7-0. Weston came back strongly and set up camp in the Hornets half and on 12 minutes George Chapman crossed in the corner and then converted his own try from the touchline to level the scores at 7-7. Weston were on top now and 5 minutes later they took the lead when Paul Morrissey crossed. Chapman converted 7-14. They then stretched further away 5 minutes later when Matt Burns made a lovely break and when he was caught, Chris Young was on hand to take the offload and score. Chapman on target once again and Weston up 7-21. Hornets then came back strongly and had a good period of pressure on the Weston line. Some good defence kept the hosts out and when Hornets moved it wide, it was spilt and Weston were away. Ball shipped to skipper Ross Bennett and he out paced the defence to go in from 60 meters. Chapman converted again and Weston had a bonus point and a 7-28 lead. Hornets were up against it now and then on the stroke of half time, things got worse for them when they were yellow carded and down to 14 men. On the plus side, it did prevent Weston from scoring a 5th when the ref bought the visitors back for the penalty despite having broken away during the infringement. Second half and Weston looking to take the game away and they were helped further with another yellow card 4 minutes in. From the penalty Weston crossed through Ollie Trott, chapman converted, Weston ahead 7-35. Four minutes later and Weston at it again when the ball was kicked on and Paul Morrissey gave chase. As the cover came across, he slid in for the ball and when it popped free just short of the line, Kyran Marshall showed the importance of support when he picked up the loose ball and dotted down. Chapman made it 6 from 6 and Weston were up 7-42. with still 30minutes to go. However, momentum then swung back in favour of Hornets. Weston picked up a dopey yellow carded when prop Ramaz Rukhadze swung a punch and off he went. Hornets took advantage and they scored their second try of the evening and they began to turn pressure into points. A minute later and Jack Woodland was carded at the breakdown (ridiculous) and suddenly Weston were down to 13. Despite that they went back on the attack and George Chapman picked up his second of the evening, which he converted to take his tally to 24 of Weston's 49 points. But Hornets weren't done and annoyingly for the Weston side they continued to come back. They scored a good 3rd try on 68 minutes which was converted, and then at the death, they gained an unlikely bonus point with a try close in. Conversion good and a final score of 26-49. This was a strong performance by Weston, who'll feel disappointed that they allowed the home side to pick up a bonus point, but happy with the rugby they played in the first half. Some good performances in the pack from Rich Ford who tackled superbly and Sam Fisher who finally managed to get a game at 6. In the backs George Chapman had an excellent evening with Matt Burns and Chris Young always carrying a threat in attack. Man of the Match was Mike Bennet, who continues to impress with an outstanding work rate and focus. Top man. Next week Weston host top of the table Gordano in another big test.

Mike Bennet

Player of the Match

Mike Bennet

Key moments

1:00
Try Try for Hornets II
2:00
Conversion Conversion for Hornets II
12:00
Try George Chapman scores for Weston-s-Mare II
13:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
18:00
Try Paul Morrissey scores for Weston-s-Mare II
19:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00
Try Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II
23:21
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
29:00
Try Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
30:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
45:00
Try Ollie Trott scores for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00
Try Kyran Marshall scores for Weston-s-Mare II
51:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
58:00
Try Try for Hornets II
65:00
Try George Chapman scores for Weston-s-Mare II
66:00
Conversion George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
68:00
Try Try for Hornets II
69:00
Conversion Conversion for Hornets II
79:00
Try Try for Hornets II
79:30
Conversion Conversion for Hornets II

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Mike Bennet is awarded player of the match for Weston-s-Mare II
79:30 Conversion 26 - 49
Conversion for Hornets II
79:00 Try 24 - 49
Try for Hornets II
69:00 Conversion 19 - 49
Conversion for Hornets II
68:00 Try 17 - 49
Try for Hornets II
66:00 Conversion 12 - 49
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
65:00 Try 12 - 47
George Chapman scores for Weston-s-Mare II
59:00 Yellow Card
Jack Woodland is yellow carded for Weston-s-Mare II
58:00 Try 12 - 42
Try for Hornets II
56:00 Yellow Card
Ramaz Rukhadze is yellow carded for Weston-s-Mare II
51:00 Conversion 7 - 42
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00 Try 7 - 40
Kyran Marshall scores for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00 Conversion 7 - 35
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
45:00 Try 7 - 33
Ollie Trott scores for Weston-s-Mare II
44:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Hornets II
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Hornets II
30:00 Conversion 7 - 28
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
29:00 Try 7 - 26
Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
23:21 Conversion 7 - 21
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00 Try 7 - 19
Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II
19:00 Conversion 7 - 14
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
18:00 Try 7 - 12
Paul Morrissey scores for Weston-s-Mare II
13:00 Conversion 7 - 7
George Chapman kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
12:00 Try 7 - 5
George Chapman scores for Weston-s-Mare II
2:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Hornets II
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Hornets II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hornets II
  • Weston-s-Mare II
  • 0
  • Try 1:00'
  • Conversion 2:00'
  • George Chapman Try 12:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 13:00'
  • Paul Morrissey Try 18:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 19:00'
  • Chris Young Try 23:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 23:21'
  • Ross Bennett Try 29:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 30:00'
  • Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Ollie Trott Try 45:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 46:00'
  • Kyran Marshall Try 50:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 51:00'
  • Ramaz Rukhadze Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Try 58:00'
  • Jack Woodland Yellow Card 59:00'
  • George Chapman Try 65:00'
  • George Chapman Conversion 66:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Conversion 69:00'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Conversion 79:30'

Team selection

Bennett, Ross Bennett, Ross
Hannam, Troy Hannam, Troy
Burns, Matt Burns, Matt
Young, Chris Young, Chris
Marshall, Kyran Marshall, Kyran
Chapman, George Chapman, George
Trott, Ollie Trott, Ollie
Morrissey, Paul Morrissey, Paul
Woodland, Jack Woodland, Jack
Fisher, Sam Fisher, Sam
Sugg, Tom Sugg, Tom
Light, Sam Light, Sam
Bennet, Mike Bennet, Mike
Ford, Rich Ford, Rich
Rukhadze, Ramaz Rukhadze, Ramaz

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Gordano 12 55
2. Wiveliscombe 12 53
3. Avon 12 49
4. Weston-s-Mare II 12 43
5. Imperial 12 42
6. Old Redcliffians II 12 32
7. Minehead Barbarians 12 28

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