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Bridgwater and Albion 29- Newton Abbot -22.

| 17/11/2019

South West One West

Bridgwater ran out the winners of this hard fought game, but Newton Abbot belied their league position and made them fight all the way.

The visitors were straight into the ascendancy and after five minutes winger Josh Davey eased his way past two tackles to score a try which Jake Monnington converted.

Bridgwater responded with a penalty kicked by Stuart Heal from 25 metres.

Newton Abbot extended their lead on half an hour when Ryan Partington picked up a loose ball and ran down the line before crossing for an unconverted try.

Once again Bridgwater came straight back and Heal kicked his second penalty to make it 6-12.

With the clock ticking down to half time Heal slotted home his third penalty and almost from the restart George Sluman broke free from a melee of players just inside the visitors half and scored a try to put the hosts into the lead 14-12 at the break.

Bridgwater came out strongly after the interval but after five minutes they found themselves reduced to 14 men when they had a player yellow carded. Shortly after Newton Abbot also had a player sent to the sin bin.

The home side were in the ascendancy by this time and extended their lead when Dylan Evans went over on the left.

Bridgwater were motoring by this stage and Will Monro scored a try on the right, soon after which Newton Abbot had another player yellow carded.

The home side kept up the pressure and were rewarded when Ethan Trebble- Westlake scored a try to the left of the posts.

Newton Abbot were far from done however and in the dying minutes scored two late tries as the game ended 29-22..

Bridgwater and Albion- Lewis Phillips, Jordan Buller, Graham Slorance, Wayne Sprangle, Dan Kemmish, Tom Hopkins, George Sluman, Ethan Trebble- Westlake, Tom Forunier D’Albe, Stuart Heal (capt), Dylan Evans, James Collings, Ryan Barnett, Will Monro and Oskar White.

Replacements all used- Richard Bright, Shaun Mahoney and Matt Ranson.

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