Head coach Kevin Innalls believes that Bridgwater should have taken their chances to put the game out of reach during their first half domination.
Talking on Sunday morning Kevin said: “Naturally I am very disappointed because like a lot of people who were watching yesterday sadly I think we blew our chances to win the game.”
“In the first half when we had enough scoring chances we should have had the game done and dusted but poor decision making cost us dear and we didn’t finish off our chances and turn our advantage into points on the board.”
“It looked like we were going to just hold on, but under a bit of pressure we tried to clear the ball and it came out wrong went into their hands and they went over to score the winning try and in fairness to Petherton they stuck to their task well.”
“We definitely blew away two try scoring chances in the first half, that would have put us 20 points up which I think would have meant that they would have been chasing the game and we could relax a little bit. However the driving maul from the 10 metre line going in under the post should have kept going, and even when we did take it off the back we had a poor pass, so it was a double error.”
Kevin went on:”In the first half we played the game with real pace and it was very much one way traffic, but we must learn how to be clinical in those situations, score our tries and finish teams off.”
“If we can finish them off early we can then battle through the rest of the game and come away with the right result.”
However the head coach reckons his team can learn from yesterday.
“I think we can take a lot of positives from the way that we played and we are only going to learn from these experiences, especially with so many of the our team being young.”
Kevin also paid tribute to the large crowd who turned up to watch the game.
“There was a great atmosphere and a really big crowd which is great for the Bridgwater area that we have that strengths in two local clubs playing at this level playing exciting rugby that people can come along and watch.
I haven’t heard any negative comments from anybody and at the end of the day you have to respect Petherton for the way that they stuck with it until the end and got the result that they came for.”
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