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Bridgwater and Albion 12- Hornets -21.

| 12/10/2019

South West One (West)

Bridgwater slipped to another disappointing defeat, this time at the hands of Hornets who remained combative throughout, defended well and took advantage of the errors made by their hosts.

The home side were led out onto the field by Ethan Trebble- Westlake who was making his 100th first team appearance for Bridgwater and Albion.

Hornets attacked from the off but after 10 minutes it was Bridgwater who against the run of play who took the lead when Dylan Evans picked up the ball deep in his own half and sprinted to the try line where he touched down to the left of the posts, for a try which Stuart Heal added the extras.

The rest of the first half was very evenly contested until on 41 minutes Hornets got themselves onto the scoreboard courtesy of a penalty slotted home by Charlie Carter.

After 47 minutes Hornets were reduced to 14 men when they had Adam Francis yellow carded, straight after which the referee blew for half time with the score 7-3 to the home side.

Bridgwater came out after the interval firing on all cylinders, but despite their best attempts the Hornets defence cleared their lines. However after seven minutes they got their reward when Simon Honey scored an unconverted try in the left hand corner.

Five minutes later Hornets were awarded a penalty in front of the posts that Danny Bailey kicked to reduce the arrears.

Shortly afterwards Bridgwater found themselves reduced to 14 players when they had Tom Hopkins sent to the sin bin.

Hornets were awarded another penalty for off side which Bailey duly kicked and then three minutes later Rob Dempsey scored an unconverted try to the left of the posts to put Hornets ahead for the first time in the match.

Bridgwater had the chance to regain the lead but captain Heal’s penalty glanced the upright and fell to ground the wrong side of the posts.

The home side then had a second player yellow carded when Garryn Basson was sent to the sin bin.

Hornets kept coming forward and with the game going into the last few minutes Danny Bailey ran through to score a try that Carter converted to make the final score 12-21.

Bridgwater and Albion- Sam Adcock, Shaun Mahoney, Matt Ranson, George Musgrave, Ethan Trebble-Westlake, Tom Hopkins, George Sluman, Joe Bussell, Tom Fournier D’Albe, Stuart Heal (capt), Dylan Evans, Garryn Basson, Simon Honey, Will Monro and James Collings.

Replacements all used- Tim Blades, Olly Steward and Jay Owens.

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