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BARFC 17, Okehampton 35 (21/01/17)

| 21/01/2017

BRIDGWATER were made to pay for their worst display of the season against an Okehampton side who leapt over their rivals in the table.

Bridgwater were looking for a response after their narrow defeat by North Petherton the previous weekend and at half time there were only four points in it with the visitors leading.

Albion went in front only three minutes into the second half before the Oakes came storming back to gain their ninth victory of the season and go seventh – up four places.

Okehampton led 14-10 at half time through tries by Neil Parrot after only nine minutes on the clock and another late in the first half from Richard Friend, with Tom Powell and Gary Sizmur kicking conversions.

Bridgwater’s first half points came from a try by Oscar Tregenna, which was converted by Stuart Heal who also landed a penalty.

Luke Plummer picked up a loose ball to score a try early in the second half for Heal to convert to make it 17-14 in favour of the home side.

But this was the last of the scoring by a disappointing home outfit. Tom McGrattan regained the lead for the Oakes with a try in the 49th minute and Sizmur added the extra points.

Four minutes later Dean Adams crossed Albion’s line with Sizmor on target with another conversion and Chris Courtier claimed

Oakhampton’s fifth try of the game with Sizmur again converting.

Bridgwater & Albion: tries Tregenna, Plummer; pen Heal; cons Heal (2).

Okehampton: tries Parrot, Friend, McGratton, Adams, Courtier; cons Sizmur (4), Powell.

Teams: Lewis Philips, Gavin Knight, Adrian Tew, Ethan Trebble-Westlake, Dan Kemmish, James Mclauchlan, Ollie Dunn, Micky Norman, James Collings, Stuart Heal, Sam Britton, Luke Plummer, Garryn Basson, Oscar Tregenna, John Hill. Replacements: Matthew Ranson, Taylor Buller, George Sluman.

Okehampton: Pat Nash, Gaz Evans, George Trerise, Neil Perrot, Paul Lawrence, Chris Courtier, Dean Abrams, Tom McGrattan, Richard Friend, Rhys Palmer, Rory Honeychurch, Tom Powell, Kevin Dennis, Luke Honeychurch, Gary Sizmur. Replacements: Ian Langbridge, Ollie Francis.

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