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RUGBY: New-boy Alex gives faultless display for Weymouth
5:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
WEYMOUTH SECONDS 24 SWANAGE & W SECONDS 17
A STRONG Weymouth side came out on top in this pre-season friendly at Bestwall.
New fly-half Alex Toms put in a near faultless display and will be a good asset for Weymouth when the league season gets under way.
There was also great scrummaging work from Leon Meter and Ryan Keable Kinsella and it was good to see young Colt, Charlie Parkinson, performing well at flanker.
The Weymouth tries were scored by Ryan Lewendon and Joel Wilson (2) while Toms kicked one penalty and three conversions.
Captain Kevin Leatham said: “This was a great performance from the team who gelled as the game progressed.
“A big thank you has to go to the Swans for agreeing to play the game.”
Weymouth Thirds also won away, 12-7 at Dorchester Thirds, under new captain Glen Winnard.
A converted try gave the hosts a 7-0 lead at the interval but visiting full-back Duncan Bezzant got Weymouth on the board with a score on 65 minutes.
A late Lee Grinrod try, converted by flanker James Chittick, put the away side in front for a lead they held on to.
Weymouth’s training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30-8pm. All abilities welcome.
TROJANS 10 SWANAGE & WAREHAM 0 SWANAGE & Wareham travelled to Stoneham Lane in Eastleigh to take on the Trojans in their latest friendly encounter.
The hosts put the Swans under pressure early on and within two minutes of the kick-off, a chip ahead by their fly-half caused problems. With the Swans’ defence in a tangle, the home side’s winger nipped in to score a try in the corner. The conversion was missed.
After 30 minutes, the Swans won the ball at a ruck only to lose it in the three-quarters, allowing the Trojans to pounce and cross for a second try.
The second half was virtually a repeat of the first with neither of the two teams able to get through excellent defences.
A trip to Ellingham & Ringwood lies ahead for the Swans this Saturday (3pm), while the club’s second and thirds teams also have away friendlies at Tottonians and Poole respect-ively.
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