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10
MAR

WEYMOUTH recovered from a half-time deficit to maintain their push for a second-place finish in Dorset & Wilts One South.

Westbury’s converted try and Tim Peplow’s penalty left the score at 7-3 in the visitors’ favour as both sides headed for the interval.

But tries from skipper Mark Sample and Ryan Lewendon, as well as a second penalty from Peplow, turned the tables and saw the Seasiders run out 16-7 winners at Monmouth Avenue.

As a result, Weymouth remain in second spot and continue to lead third-placed Swanage & Wareham Seconds, who spoiled Bridport’s championship party with a 16-13 victory over the leaders, on points difference.

Reflecting on his side’s third straight win, Sample said: “It was a very tough game and they were the strongest Westbury side I’ve faced in a couple of years.

“They had a good result against North Dorset Seconds the week before so I was expecting a tough game. And for the first 10 minutes they were on top.

“The first half was very to-and-fro but as the game went on we got better and better and I felt we could get back into it.

“We created a lot of chances in the second half but could not quite finish them off. We decided to take them on with our forwards and when we did take the lead we kicked on from there and I never thought we would let them back into it.

“Will Hughes deserves special mention. He’s just got back from a shoulder injury but he had a strong game.”

The only sour note of Saturday’s clash was a touch of ill-discipline.

Sample added: “Anthony Cowburn was sin-binned in the first half, rather harshly perhaps, while Tony Worle was sin-binned in the second for an apparent stamp, however, I didn’t see the incident myself.

“Both times when we were a player down we stuck together and made sure Westbury did not score.”

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