Somerset Colts League
The game was played with uncontested scrums as the home side were short of a prop and they were out-gunned by a rampant Albion pack who scored their first try after five minutes through hooker Tom Hillman who was driven over the line following a scrum for a knock on with Flyhalf Luke Payne adding the extras. After fifteen minutes Hillman’s throw to a lineout was taken in by No.8 Rhys Satchell, and the whole pack drove a full 25 metres with Hillman touching the ball down for as good a driving try as you will ever see.
Satchell was having a cracking pick up and go game getting the visitors on the front foot and in truth, Pethy only threatened once in the first half and were awarded a penalty for Bridgwater coming off their feet at a ruck, but the attempt on goal was missed.
For all Bridgwaters’ dominance the first half ended with just 12 points to the good partly due to the high wind and partly to the defence but also to not moving the ball from contact area quick enough.
From the Pethy restart the ball was punted back and Centre Jay Owens was persistent in his follow up chasing the ball virtually to the Petherton tryline where Flanker Harry Roles dived on the ball to score but the conversion was missed.
The floodgates then opened on six, seven and nine minutes with tries from second row George Burtenshaw, Scrum Half and Captain Tim Hill, and Luke Payne with the latter converted by Roles.
Hill scored again after twenty five minutes with Roles again converting and Albion then went to sleep allowing a defensive kick from Petherton to be picked up by them, with the ball carrier evading two tackles only to be tackled into touch by the last defender, full back Carl Peters.
One further unconverted try came late on from flanker Kurt Polley and in truth Albion would have scored more had they used the frequent overlaps they created.
Bridgwaters’ next league match is on Saturday away at Minehead with kick off at 2.00pm