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Saturday 16th September – Match Report

| 18/09/2017

South West One (West)

Bridgwater and Albion 19- Thornbury 26.DSC_60704

Bridgwater and Albion suffered their first home defeat of the season against a Thornbury side who ran the ball well and scored four tries.  Once again despite missing a number of first team regulars through injury the hosts continued to fight hard and came back strongly in the second half.  Bridgwater opened the scoring just before the 10 minute mark when Ali Blundell making his first appearance of the season, went over for an unconverted try.  On 17 minutes Thornbury took the lead thanks to a Rich Bennett try which full back Bob Adams converted. The visitors extended their lead on 31 minutes when scrum half Harry Glew crossed for a try that Adams converted and before the break Thornbury prop Luke Pantling crashed over for a score that Adams converted making it 5-19 at half time.  The Gloucestershire side opened the scoring after the interval when Alfie Richardson went over for a try that Adams converted which made the score 5-26.  Despite being 19 points in arrears the home side remained in the game and when they brought Joe Stradling on as a replacement 17 minutes into the second half, almost immediately he made an impact by scoring a try which Kyran Devitt converted.   Bridgwater kept pressing forward and in the dying minutes of the match Gavin Knight returned to the field of play to score a try which Devitt converted.  Shortly afterwards the referee blew his whistle for time as the game ended 26-19 to Thornbury.

Bridgwater and Albion- Matt Ranson (Captain), Gav Knight, Lewis Phillips, Ali Blundell, Dan Kemmish, Ethan Treble-Westlake, George Sluman, Brad Talbot, Adam Conybeare, Tom Fournier D’Able, Joe Clark, Luke Plummer, Ryan Barnett, Will Monro, Kyran Devitt.

Replacements all used- Alan Roberts, Shaun Mahoney and Joe Stradling.



Scorers- Bridgwater and Albion- tries (3)- Ali Blundell, Joe Stradling and Gavin Knight. Conversions (2) both Kyran Devitt.





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