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Old Redcliffians II
Weston-s-Mare II
Tries
M McCarthy (2), J Matthews, B Cox, C Young (2), B Kirk, H Cox
Conversions
A Tilsley (3)
Sat 9 Mar 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Old Redcliffians 26 Weston Utd 46

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Weston continue to impress.

Weston Utd made it three wins in a row with a bonus point victory over long standing adversary's Old Reds on their own patch.
Weston lost the toss and had to play down the slope with the wind at their backs and were soon in front when leading try scorer Mike McCarthy added to his seasons haul with a well taken opener. Reds hit back straight away to level things but with Westons pack in dominant form Weston elected to scrum at every penalty and it was from one such set piece that number eight James Matthews controlled the ball to the line before touching down. Fly half Archie Tilsley adding the extras. Weston scored once more before half time when blindside flanker Ben Cox found space on the wide left to cross making the score 17-5 at half time.
Playing up the slope into the breeze in the second half Weston may have suspected a hard forty minutes but the Utd are made of sterner stuff these days and with replacement flanker Billy Kirk outsprinting the covering defence soon after the restart Weston secured their bonus point. The hosts hit back with a converted try but soon after prolific skipper Chris Young cut a line from full back to cross for Tilsley to add the extras.
Then came the moment of the match when scrum half Dan Press broke taking several defenders with him before producing a George Greganesque reverse pass to put put McCarthy in under the posts. Tilsley converted but couldn't repeat the feat after Young scored his second. Reds scored a couple more to gain their losing bonus point but it was fitting that young left wing Henry Cox rounded off the scoring when outpacing the defence.
A hugely encouraging display by Weston in which the scrum was rock solid even after the loss of corner stone Steve Donegan after thirty five minutes. Rich Ford was a more than capable replacement. The Hocking boys were up for it all afternoon and locks Sam Light and Ross Chesher put a shift in.
However it was the back row once again who shone with Ben and Jacob Cox again exceptional along with Matthews and replacement flanker Billy Kirk.
Press and Tilsley had solid afternoons and centres Rich Muskett and Cameron Maslen again played well as a pair. Wings McCarthy and Cox worked hard and Young is a tremendous leader by example. Ford made a welcome return and replacement lock Ed Hunt was effective when brought into the fray.
Weston Utd have their next fixture on Friday 18 March at 7.30pm when they entertain close rivals and promotion chasers Burnham. It should be a cracker.

Key moments

7:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
15:00
Try James Matthews scores for Weston-s-Mare II
16:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
25:00
Try Ben Cox scores for Weston-s-Mare II
45:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
51:00
Try Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II
52:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
57:00
Try Billy Kirk scores for Weston-s-Mare II
62:00
Try Henry Cox scores for Weston-s-Mare II
68:00
Try Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II

Highlights

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73:00 Yellow Card
Archie Tilsley is yellow carded for Weston-s-Mare II
68:00 Try 0 - 46
Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II
62:00 Try 0 - 41
Henry Cox scores for Weston-s-Mare II
57:00 Try 0 - 36
Billy Kirk scores for Weston-s-Mare II
52:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
51:00 Try 0 - 29
Chris Young scores for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00 Conversion 0 - 24
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
45:00 Try 0 - 22
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub Off
James Matthews is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub Off
Sam Light is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub On
Billy Kirk is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub On
Ed Hunt is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub Off
Stephen Donegan is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub On
Rich Ford is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
End of period 1
25:00 Try 0 - 17
Ben Cox scores for Weston-s-Mare II
16:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
15:00 Try 0 - 10
James Matthews scores for Weston-s-Mare II
7:00 Try 0 - 5
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Old Redcliffians II
  • Weston-s-Mare II
  • 0
  • Mike McCarthy Try 7:00'
  • James Matthews Try 15:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 16:00'
  • Ben Cox Try 25:00'
  • Rich Ford Sub On 40:00'
  • Stephen Donegan Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ed Hunt Sub On 40:00'
  • James Matthews Sub Off 40:00'
  • Sam Light Sub Off 40:00'
  • Billy Kirk Sub On 40:00'
  • Mike McCarthy Try 45:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 46:00'
  • Chris Young Try 51:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 52:00'
  • Billy Kirk Try 57:00'
  • Henry Cox Try 62:00'
  • Chris Young Try 68:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Yellow Card 73:00'

Team selection

Young, Chris Young, Chris
Cox, Henry Cox, Henry
Maslen, Cameron Maslen, Cameron
Muskett, Richard Muskett, Richard
McCarthy, Mike McCarthy, Mike
Tilsley, Archie Tilsley, Archie
Press, Daniel Press, Daniel
Matthews, James Matthews, James
Cox, Jacob Cox, Jacob
Cox, Ben Cox, Ben
Light, Sam Light, Sam
Chesher, Ross Chesher, Ross
Donegan, Stephen Donegan, Stephen
Hocking, Mike Hocking, Mike
Hocking, Thomas Hocking, Thomas

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Oldfield Old Boys 24 67
9. Old Redcliffians II 24 63
10. Weston-s-Mare II 24 54
11. St Bernadettes Old Boys 24 32
12. Hornets II 24 17
13. Bristol Harlequins 24 12
14. Bristol Barbarians 1 -20

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