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| 13/03/2017

Reflecting on Saturday’s game Bridgwater and Albion head coach Simon Morrell said:  “Chard were a good side and we were massively understrength so it was always going to be a really tough one for us. Our best XV would have had to play well to have beaten them the way they were.

“We are not going to get too worked up by the fact that we lost at Chard on Saturday who in credit to them were superb. They had a lot of power in their back line.

“We did what we needed to do away from home, we started strong and in fairness we should have been 12-0 up and to have a try that was disallowed and a try that wasn’t was awarded to them gave a 14 point swing to them which took the lifeblood out of us really.

“It was a shame because we got the first points away from home and were up and running and then we were dismantled.”

Morrell went on: “For me the killer was in the middle third of the game when we gave away six consecutive penalties and for them every one is a 50 yard gain and that killed us.

“At the big moments in that game it just got away from us, we didn’t fold as such they just got taken away from us in that middle third.

The head coach once again paid tribute to the large number of Bridgwater fans who made the trip to South Somerset to cheer the boys on.

“It’s incredible to see so many of our own supporters when we go away to play and the boys really value it.”

On Wednesday evening the Albion are in Somerset Cup action when they face South West One (West) rivals Clevedon at Weston super Mare where the kick off is at 7.30pm, and entry is free.

“We have got a few bodies that are struggling and need a rest but on the flip side we have got a few guys who are coming back to fitness now and need a good run out.

“I told the boys post Chard that we will be looking to turn up in force on Tuesday and go out and put things right on Wednesday.

The Bridgy head coach added: “After that we have got a week off and that will give us time to get prepared for another big game the week after- against Clevedon at home in the league, when we hope to have several players back from injury.”

Category: 1st XV News, Previews / Reports -XV

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