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Weston-s-Mare II
Nailsea & Backwell
M Burns, S Light, A Tilsley (2), J Matthews, M McCarthy
Tries
A Tilsley (5)
Conversions
Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Somerset Premier Full time

Weston Utd 40 Nailsea and Backwell 21

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United finish on a high.

Weston United closed their disappointing league campaign on a high with a strong performance against local rivals Nailsea and Backwell out scoring the visitors by six tries to three.
On a perfect afternoon for rugby and in front of a largish crowd including several who had made the trip from the twin towns Weston took the lead in the tenth minute when full back Matt Burns stepped and dummied his way to the line for the opener. Fly half Archie Tilsley converted. Nailsea hit back with a fine try of their own which was also converted and it wasn’t until the half hour when number eight James Matthews bundled his way over that the score moved on. Tilsley again converted this time from quite wide out and he also added the extras to his own solo effort shortly after. Improving lock Sam Light then got on the scoresheet just before half time when he barrelled his way over for the bonus point try. Fly half Tilsley keeping his perfect record up to give the hosts a comfortable lead at half time.
The second half was a more fractious affair with injuries and tempers getting the better of some but the excellent refereeing kept a relative control on proceedings.
The visitors cut the United lead with a converted try but right wing Mike McCarthy added to his haul and despite another converted try by Nailsea and Backwell it was Tilsley who had the final say converting his second try of the afternoon to give Weston a deserved victory.
For Weston there was once again fine performances from the back row of Ben Cox Billy Kirk and Matthews. Light was impressive in spells and hooker adam fisher was once again his terrier like self. But it was the mercurial Burns whose strong running and quick feet who just edged Tilsley and half back partner Finlay Nash to the man of the match award.
A season which although much improved since Christmas cannot hide the fact that the United should be finishing a lot higher up the league than their final position of tenth.

Key moments

5:00
Try Matt Burns scores for Weston-s-Mare II
6:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
12:00
Try Sam Light scores for Weston-s-Mare II
13:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00
Try Archie Tilsley scores for Weston-s-Mare II
24:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00
Try James Matthews scores for Weston-s-Mare II
49:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
55:00
Try Archie Tilsley scores for Weston-s-Mare II
55:00
Conversion Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
72:00
Try Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II

Highlights

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72:00 Try 40 - 0
Mike McCarthy scores for Weston-s-Mare II
68:00 Sub Off
James Matthews is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
68:00 Sub On
Rich Ford is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
64:00 Yellow Card
Ben Cox is yellow carded for Weston-s-Mare II
59:00 Yellow Card
adam fisher is yellow carded for Weston-s-Mare II
55:00 Try 33 - 0
Archie Tilsley scores for Weston-s-Mare II
55:00 Conversion 35 - 0
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00 Sub Off
Sam Light is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00 Sub On
Stephen Donegan is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00 Sub Off
Rich Ford is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
50:00 Sub On
Ross Chesher is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
49:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
46:00 Try 26 - 0
James Matthews scores for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub Off
Chris Young is substituted off for Weston-s-Mare II
40:00 Sub On
Sam Waterman is substituted on for Weston-s-Mare II
End of period 1
24:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
23:00 Try 19 - 0
Archie Tilsley scores for Weston-s-Mare II
13:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
12:00 Try 12 - 0
Sam Light scores for Weston-s-Mare II
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Archie Tilsley kicks a conversion for Weston-s-Mare II
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Matt Burns scores for Weston-s-Mare II
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As it happened

  • Weston-s-Mare II
  • Nailsea & Backwell
  • 0
  • Matt Burns Try 5:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 6:00'
  • Sam Light Try 12:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 13:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Try 23:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 24:00'
  • Chris Young Sub Off 40:00'
  • Sam Waterman Sub On 40:00'
  • James Matthews Try 46:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 49:00'
  • Stephen Donegan Sub On 50:00'
  • Ross Chesher Sub On 50:00'
  • Rich Ford Sub Off 50:00'
  • Sam Light Sub Off 50:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Try 55:00'
  • Archie Tilsley Conversion 55:00'
  • adam fisher Yellow Card 59:00'
  • Ben Cox Yellow Card 64:00'
  • James Matthews Sub Off 68:00'
  • Rich Ford Sub On 68:00'
  • Mike McCarthy Try 72:00'

Team selection

Burns, Matt Burns, Matt
McCarthy, Mike McCarthy, Mike
Young, Chris Young, Chris
Muskett, Richard Muskett, Richard
Cox, Henry Cox, Henry
Tilsley, Archie Tilsley, Archie
Nash, Finley Nash, Finley
Matthews, James Matthews, James
Kirk, Billy Kirk, Billy
Cox, Ben Cox, Ben
Light, Sam Light, Sam
Denning, Daniel Denning, Daniel
Ford, Rich Ford, Rich
fisher, adam fisher, adam
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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