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Minehead Colts 0, B&A RFC Colts 34 (03/11/12)

| 11/04/2013

On an extremely boggy and usual sloping pitch Bridgwater did well to run in 34 points against a determined and improved side whom they beat earlier in the season.

Minehead started the better and for 10 minutes looked like they would take an early lead until following a scrum on their 10 metre line a training ground move worked well for the visitors and saw Charlie Sturdy playing at Outside Centre score between the posts for Fly Half Luke Payne to add the extras. Ten mins later Minehead fumbled a lineout in their red zone which hooker Tom Hillman punted and chased to a claim a try fractionally before the defence got a hand on the ball. The conversion from wide was missed.

Bridgwater were now dominant and were helped somewhat by some erratic defensive kicking, one of which taken into a maul by Minehead, stolen by Payne on their 22 and run in for a third try. The extras went begging. The half time whistle went with the visitors having a comfortable lead. Within a minute of the re-start Payne was again on the board when he picked up a loose ball and scored between the posts, converting his own try.

Minehead never had a chance to move the ball, as the visitors backs were continually over them like a rash, forcing errors in the muddy conditions. 
Minehead knocked on from one such encounter and following the scrum the visitors scored again with the ball passing quickly through hands to No.8 Rhys Satchell who did the honours but the extras were missed. With 15 minutes to go Minehead mounted their first serious challenge and Bridgy being penalised for holding on were driven back to their 5 metre line twice, then, over their try line, but some superbly determined defence denied the home lads any points.
The final points came near the end when Bridgys’ Full Back Carl Peters was third receiver after a scrum and ran the ball in wide to give the visitors a 34 point winning margin.
Bridgwater travel to Wiveliscombe on Saturday for their next league encounter.

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