Wells under-16s win at Burnham but mixed results for Castle Cary youngsters
Burnham-on-Sea U16 12 Wells U16 32
Wells under-16s made it hard work for themselves but eventually came away with a convincing victory at Burnham-on-Sea.
Burnham started the match with much more commitment and structure and easily moved play around the pitch, with Wells showing little defensive shape.
Somehow Wells managed to hold off the advances of Burnham but the hosts eventually crossed for a converted try.
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Even after this wake-up call, Wells looked below par as the Burnham forwards won ball with ease and controlled the game. When Wells freed up their backs they looked more convincing and Sam made a run down the wing to touch down in the corner.
Oskar got Wells' second when he was quickest to react after a messy lineout near the Burnham line.
Burnham came back at Wells, this time using their back-line to out number the Wells defence and take a two- point lead into the break.
A head injury to Oskar forced Wells to use their only replacement, Jack, who was already carrying an injury. However, this did not hold them back as they ran in four tries.
Adam showed his pace down the wing foe the opening second-half score before Sam flew down the other flank for his second. Jack burrowed through for the next try and Dan reached out to complete the scoring after being halted just short of the line.
Wells under-12s fielded two teams in a triangular competition at home to Winscombe and Weston-super-Mare.
Winscombe also brought two teams, both of which had dominant packs, making life difficult for Wells in the scrums and at the breakdown.
The home side demonstrated great teamwork and determination, with new players showing good potential, but it was Winscombe who emerged on top.
In a hard-fought game against Weston, Wells proved the stronger team, crossing the tryline four times for a 20-0 success.
Anyone interested in joining the club, which trains on Sunday mornings, can visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/wellsrfc for more information.
Ivel U12 0 Castle Cary U12 7
A determined display earned Castle Cary under-12s victory at Ivel.
Will C ran in the first try and added the conversion himself, while Cary put pressure on in the scrums and lineouts to remain on top.
The second half was more even but neither team could find a way through.
Sherborne U12 14 Castle Cary U12 0
In their second match against Sherborne, a few missed tackles allowed Cary's opponents – known for their running game – to score a converted try to open the scoring.
Cary prevented any further scores before the break but Sherborne continued to threaten after half-time and added a second try.
Matt D and Harry L picked up the man of the match awards for Cary, while Ollie B and Will C tackled well.
Castle Cary U11
Castle Cary's mini section got their season under way with matches against Sherborne and Ivel.
The under-11s got off to a mixed start, beating Ivel but losing to Sherborne.
Two tries from Seth, one from Alec and another from man of the match Williams secured a 28-0 victory in the opening contest.
The tables were turned against a well-drilled Sherborne, who won 19-0 in a tight contest.
Great tackling from Adam saved two further scores and earned him the man of the match award.
Castle Cary U10
Murray scored a hat-trick of tries as Castle Cary under-10s recorded a win, a defeat and a draw in matches against Ivel and Sherborne.
Hylus showed excellent touches, while Oliver H, James N and Ben H touched down for Cary in a series of hard-fought contests.