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Bridgwater and Albion RFC 30 – St Austell RFC 26 – Match Report

| 30/03/2022

Bridgwater and Albion RFC 30 – St Austell RFC 26

If second placed St Austell travelled to the Albion who started the day third from the bottom of the table expecting an easy victory they were in for a big surprise as the hosts produced their best performance of the season to run out the deserved winners.

The Albion players were jubilant at the end of the game and quite rightly so because they were not only more than a match for the Cornish high flyers, they were the better side on the day.  At the end of the game the Bridgy Boys were cheered off the field by the large crowd , swollen by the 200 who were attending the fund raising Ladies Day.

High spot of the season for Bridgwater and Albion RFC

Whatever happens in the remaining games of the season this victory against St Austell will be the high spot of the campaign.

The hosts made their intentions clear from the off and after just three minutes a forceful run from deep in his own half by Taylor Buller, who along with his cousin Jordan impressed throughout.  Both helped to give Albion the edge, saw the ball passed to Oskar White in space who made a good break into the visitors territory before finding Will Monro who crossed for the try to the right of the posts. Stuart Heal added the extras to put Albion 7-0 into the lead.

St Austell mounted a number of attacks.  On the quarter of an hour mark their pressure paid off when Dan Job scored a try.  Matt Shepherd converted to level the scores. The Cornishmen took the lead when Karl Ewudzi made a run down the right wing from his own half to score an unconverted try,

Penalty awarded for Bridgwater and Albion RFC

On 25 minutes Albion were awarded a penalty for offside 30 meters out.  Heal slotted home to make it 10-12.

Five minutes later the visitors responded with a try by Cavan Boyer that Shepherd converted.

The last 15 minutes of the first half belonged to Albion with one memorable charge by Taylor Buller.  This resulted in a rolling maul that crossed the line but the ball was held up. Shortly after it was the turn of Jordan Buller to charge in to cross the line for a try.  This made the half time score 15-19.

Within a few minutes of the restart St Austell had a player yellow carded for a high tackle.  From the resulting penalty Heal narrowed the gap to one point.

Visitors then extended their lead

The visitors extended their lead not long afterwards.  A second try by Job that was converted by Shepherd made it 18-26.

The Albion responded strongly.  On 52 minutes a driving maul following a line looked to have secured a try.  It was again, held up.

The hosts were very much in the ascendancy by this stage of the game, cheered on by their fans and within five minutes they  had crossed the St Austell line again only for the try to be held up- for the third time in the match.

Constant pressure from Bridgwater and Albion RFC

The Albion’s constant pressure was eventually rewarded shortly afterwards when they were awarded a penalty try following a high tackle.  This brought them to within one point of their opponents

With the clock edging closer to full time Bridgwater pressed for  another score and were eventually rewarded when Monro found space on the right and went over for try in the corner, his second making the score 30-26 which is how it ended.

This was a great performance from the Bridgy Boys team who gave their all and thoroughly deserved the victory.

Next Up…

Albion are without a game this weekend and are next in action when they host Thornbury on Saturday April 9th.  The Friends of Bridgwater and Albion RFC are holding a lunch for which tickets are still available.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC – Matt Ranson, Jordan Buller, Graham Slorance, Olly Davis, Tom Hopkins, Karolis Urbonas, George Sluman (capt), Taylor Buller, Jon Hil, Stuaret heal, Tom Croal, Jake Knight, Jay Owens, Will Monro and Oskar White.

Replacements Michael Saunders (used)  and Rowan James and Ross Mark (both unused)

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