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Bridgwater & Albion RFC 2nd XV 35 – 34 Castle Cary RFC – Match Report

| 19/03/2024

Bridgwater & Albion RFC 2nd XV 35 – 34 Castle Cary RFC

Bridgwater & Albion RFC were involved in a real humdinger of a match when they hosted Castle Cary at the end of which it was the hosts who ran out the winners- by one point.

The home side claimed first blood following a good break by the forwards.  This put Charlie Barnes in to score his first try on his senior debut.  Ollie Phillips converted.

Cary came back strongly but good defensive work from Bridgwater kept them at bay.  A good break resulted in a 15 metre scrum following which Joe Bussell linked up with Ollie Phillips to go over.  Phillips again added the extras to.

Castle Cary RFC came back with a try

From the kick off Cary came back with a try but missed the conversion making the score 14-5.

Good work from the Bridgy forwards won the ball back to put in Charlie Barnes for his second of the day.  This was again converted by Phillips.

Castle Cary replied with a converted try.  Just before the break scored an unconverted try making it 21-17 at the end of a tight first half.

The start of second half saw more good work from Bridgwater forwards.  James Collings got the hosts deep into Cary territory from where Ollie Howley stormed over for try. Phillips converted.

Once again Cary came back with a try but missed the conversion making it 28-22. More good work from the Cary forwards and backs saw them  to get into the Bridgy 22, which saw Simon Buck being yellow carded. From the ensuing penalty the visitors scored a try but missed the conversion to bring them to within one point.

Bridgwater & Albion Collings set up Haynes for a try

With 12 minutes to go a great pass from James Collings put Jono Haynes in to score in the corner and a great kick from Phillips to put then hosts in front 35-27.

Cary weren’t done yet though and  with four minutes to go, Cary went over and got conversion 35-34.

The last few minutes saw Bridgy working hard to hold onto their lead which they did as it ended 35-34.

Brendan Goddard the Second XV team manager said: “This was an excellent performance by all the players and management team, and for the Colts who played for us today. It was a very proud day for all of us.”

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