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Imperial
Weston-s-Mare II
Tries
R Bennett (4), M McCarthy (3)
Conversions
A Tilsley (3)
Sat 30 Mar 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Imperial 54 Weston Utd 41

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Bennetts four try heroics fail to save Utd

Despite an outstanding personal performance by Full Back Ross Bennett the Utd succumbed to a second successive defeat this time by fourth in the table Imperial.
On a warm afternoon in South Bristol skipper Chris Young won the toss and decided to play up the slope in the first half.
Things didn't start well with the hosts scoring an early try through some dubious defending. Bennett equalised soon after with a well taken effort before actually giving the visitors the lead on the quarter hour with a superb try. However this seemed to spur Imperial into action and they proceeded to score three converted tries in a row before Bennetts hat trick effort gave Weston some respite. Fly half Archie Tilsley converted this one but the hosts went further in front just before half time with another converted try to give them a seventeen point cushion at half time.
After scoring with another converted effort just after the break it looked as if it was going to be one of those afternoons.
Weston though to their credit threw caution to the wind and ran the ball wide at every opportunity and this approach paid dividends when right wing Mike McCarthy added to his tally this season with two quick fire efforts both converted by Tilsley.
Bennett who was outstanding throughout got a well deserved fourth to cut the lead to four points and a great comeback was on the cards.
The game then turned on a couple of decisions with hooker Tom Hocking penalised for chatting after he was deemed not to have been taken high when on the opposition line and then tight head Steve Donegan who had ruled the roost in a dominant scrum was penalised for I know not what and neither did he. Imperial scored from this transgression and although McCarthy got his third and a well deserved hat trick soon after Weston now only six points in arrears allowed the hosts to round things off with yet another converted try.
The back row of adam fisher Ben Cox and Rich Ford playing out of position at blindside worked tirelessly all afternoon and Donegan played the whole eighty much to his credit. The lineout was a definite improvement on previous weeks and the form of McCarthy and especially Bennett were very much positives from the afternoon.

Key moments

10:00
Try Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
11:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
22:00
Try Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
33:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00
Try Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
52:00
Try Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
58:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
65:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II

Highlights

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65:00 Try 0 - 41
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
58:00 Try 0 - 36
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
52:00 Try 0 - 31
Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Try 0 - 24
Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Conversion 0 - 26
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub On
Henry Cox is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub Off
huw morgan is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
End of period 1
33:00 Try 0 - 19
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
33:00 Sub On
Ed Hunt is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
33:00 Sub Off
Sol Ward is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
22:00 Try 0 - 12
Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Ross Bennett scores for Weston-s-Mare II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Imperial
  • Weston-s-Mare II
  • 0
  • Ross Bennett Try 10:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 11:00'
  • Ross Bennett Try 22:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 23:00'
  • Mike McCarthy Try 33:00'
  • Ed Hunt Sub On 33:00'
  • Sol Ward Sub Off 33:00'
  • Ross Bennett Try 40:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 40:00'
  • Henry Cox Sub On 40:00'
  • huw morgan Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ross Bennett Try 52:00'
  • Mike McCarthy Try 58:00'
  • Mike McCarthy Try 65:00'

Team selection

Bennett, Ross Bennett, Ross
morgan, huw morgan, huw
Young, Chris Young, Chris
Muskett, Richard Muskett, Richard
McCarthy, Mike McCarthy, Mike
Tilsley, Archie Tilsley, Archie
Press, Daniel Press, Daniel
Cox, Ben Cox, Ben
fisher, adam fisher, adam
Ford, Rich Ford, Rich
Light, Sam Light, Sam
Chesher, Ross Chesher, Ross
Donegan, Stephen Donegan, Stephen
Hocking, Thomas Hocking, Thomas
Ward, Sol Ward, Sol

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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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