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Bridgwater and Albion RFC 17- Crediton RFC – 3  Match Report

| 11/01/2022

.  Bridgwater and Albion RFC 17- Crediton RFC – 3  Match Report

Bridgwater celebrated the start of 2022 with a gutsy hard fought performance against a Crediton side who were formidable opponents at the end of which it was the hosts who ran out the winners  to record their first victory for two months.

The start of the game was played in treacherous conditions on heavy ground with driving rain for the first 20 minutes, and it was Crediton who had the better of the opening exchanges.

Early pressure at Bridgwater and Albion RFC

On 10 minutes the Devon side were rewarded for their early pressure when they had a penalty on the 22 metre line in front of the posts which Ollie Avery-Wright slotted home.

Almost from the kick off Bridgwater were awarded a penalty which Stuart Heal kicked to level the scores.

The hosts then enjoyed a period of pressure during which they mounted several attacks and hit the upright with a penalty but sadly were unable to cross the try line.

Taylor Buller in first game of the season

Shortly after the rain stopped on 28 minutes.  Heal kicked to touch close to the left corner and from the following line out Taylor Buller in his first game of the season crashed over for a try.  Heal converted to make the score 10-3.

Crediton moved the ball well across their backs and came back strongly but the Albion defence held firm and there was no further score in the first half.

The visitors began the second half strongly and created pressure on the Albion line from the start.  The home defence held firm and managed to clear their lines.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC mount attacks

The hosts mounted a number of attacks with both Will Monro and Kyran Devitt being prominent.  But they fell just short of being able to add to their score.

With 10 minutes to go Albion were awarded a penalty on the 22 metre line which would have left Crediton needing more than a converted try for victory, but the kick went wide.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC kept on driving forward.  Five minutes later they kicked a penalty into touch close to the left hand corner. Following the line out the Albion forwards drove towards the line.  As they did so there was an infringement in the maul by a Crediton player.  He was yellow carded and the hosts were awarded a penalty try.

Last few minutes of the game

In the dying minutes Crediton took the game deep into Albion territory.  Once again created a threat but there was no further score as the game ended 17-3 to Bridgwater and Albion.

B&A RFC-  Matt Ranson, Gavin Knight, Sam Adcock, Tom Hopkins, Ethan Trebble-Westlake, Karolis Urbonas, George Sluman, Taylor Buller, Jake Knight, Stuart Heal Kyran Devitt, Jay Owens, Richard Bright, Will Monro and Oskar White.

Replacements all used- Olly David, Jim Quinney and Jon Hill.

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