Bridgwater and Albion head coach Kevin Innalls was feeling pretty happy when he reflected on his team’s 21-12 victory over Thornbury.
“The boys put in a good performance against Thornbury on Saturday and to be honest we probably could have scored more points than we did given all the chances that we had.”
“We had them under so much pressure, could have been awarded a penalty try and we deserved to win so I’m feeling a lot more positive about things after our performance.
“Since the start of the season, we have had a numer of games where we have shown our potential – Thornbury started the game third in the league table, we nearly did and should have beaten North Petherton but also we should have got something from the Sidmouth game. So we could have comfortably turned all of the top three teams over.”
“We have had to really dip into our squad and on Saturday we picked players who have been doing well in the Seconds and promoted from within. The dressing room was a happy place to be after the boys came off the field.”
“In fairness we have ‘upped the ante’ in training last week and both nights we had really good numbers turn up. The guys got stuck in and I think all the hard work has paid dividends.”
“It was great for the whole Club to get a win, especially as we had a large number of the Friends of Bridgwater come and support us – this made for a great crowd. Its nice for the players but its also nice for the members and supporters who come along and cheer us on. It was an important result for everyone.”
“We were without several players on Saturday, Chris Webber, Luke De Silva and Rob Allen, who we are still expecting back in the near future.”
“At Oldfield Old Boys we were comprehensively beaten. Last week we reflected on it and hopefully we have learned from it, so this result is a real positive step forward.”
Looking ahead Kevin said: “Next week we have got another tough game at Old Reds, but if we go there with right attitude then there is no reason why we shouldn’t get something from the game. I think we can turn them over.”