Bridgy Colts visited Chard for their first away match this season and came away with a narrow 12 – 10 victory.
The vagaries of this league meant that in the first four weeks of the season the tams met twice and Bridgy edged both matches by a 2 point margin – which probably has quite upset the Chard lads!
This was a feisty game with Chard taking a five point lead ten minutes in after some ferocious Bridgwater defence. The visitors responded well to this with pressure from the re-start, but were rewarded only with a series of penalties against them which served to make them more determined to keep the league newcomers at bay.
After 30 minutes Bridgwater were level following a try from Captain Lewis Plece who overall had an excellent game. The conversion was missed and half time arrived with everything to play for.
Ten minutes in to the second period the visitors went ahead with a classic lineout catch and drive, for which the referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty try when the wagon was pulled down just two metres short.
Chard immediately stepped up a gear and there followed a prolonged period of pressure from which they managed a further unconverted try.
With Bridgy just two points ahead they seemed to get into the Chards head, with continual disruption of their forward play and some crunching tackles which upset the Chard patterns and pushing them back behind the gain line. The last play of the game was a Bridgwater scrum in the home half from which Bridgwater kicked into touch to end as 10 – 12 victors.
Next up Bridgwater visit Weston Super Mare on Saturday 27th September with a 2.00pm KO