Somerset Colts League
As the score shows this was a very tight match played in murky conditions but was fast and furious for all that.
The Frampton game was around their mobile pack with quick ball in the tackle, and sustained pressure from them 10 mins. in led to their first unconverted try, unsurprisingly from the forwards. Bridgwater fought back, and dominating possession much of it through Captain and Flanker Troy Williams, drove to the Frampton line for the try to be disallowed as a double movement – which it was. This was followed shortly after by a disallowed Frampton try for a knock on and Bridgy cleared their line.
Frampton were penalised for offside at a scrum something that had been happening frequently, but the kick was missed.
On 36 minutes Frampton were awarded a penalty on the home side 5 metere line and a driving forward run crossed the line for their second again unconverted try. Bridgwater then again missed a penalty for offside and the half ended with the visitors ten points to the good.
The second period began much as the first with concerted Frampton forward pressure but Bridgwater had now got the measure of the tactic winning a turnover on halfway and getting the ball along the line to Winger David Hughes, who made 40 meteres before being stopped. This was followed by a run from Fly Half Luke Payne and pressure continued to build on Frampton as Bridgy won a lineout just 10 meteres out. The short throw to Prop Cameron Modley saw him bulldoze over the line to score in the corner. The difficult conversion was missed.
With the score at 5 – 10 Bridgwater had the bit between their teeth and were at last running the ball with both Winger Kalem Brown and Centre John Badger ably assisted by Centre Lewis Plece making hefty inroads into the defence. The ball was moving well though the backs when Badger picked up on halfway and avoiding three attempted tackles crossed the Frampton line for the equalising score just on full time. This time the boot of Fly Half Payne gave the home side a get out of jail card by adding the required extras for Bridgwater to win 12 – 10 with the last kick of the game.
Bridgwater next Colts game is at home on Saturday 23 November against Minehead. KO at 2.30pm