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Bridgwater and Albion RFC- 44 v Old Patesians RFC-13 – Match Report

| 07/03/2022

Bridgwater and Albion RFC – 44 v Old Patesians RFC – 13

Bridgwater and Albion RFC climbed out of the bottom two of the table after an impressive six try performance.  The game included a brace from Taylor Buller which saw them to a comfortable victory and a double over fellow strugglers Old Patesians.
The visitors kicked off into a strong breeze and took the lead after five minutes when Charlie Maker crashed over for a try from close range.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC responded strongly….

….and produced a series of moves across the back line but their attack was repelled by the Old Pats defence.
On 15 minutes however the hosts open their account when skipper George Sluman broke free  Sluman ran 25 metres before touching down for a try.  Stuart Heal added the extras to. Shortly afterwards Heal extended the lead when he slotted home a long range penalty.
The hosts enjoyed a good spell in the ascendancy.  On the half hour Taylor Buller charged over for a try which Heal converted.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC maintained the pressure…

..and were awarded another penalty in front of the posts which Heal duly kicked.  Just before half time Old Pats made a rare incursion into home territory.  This resulted in a penalty award that Jack Park kicked making the score 20-8 at the break.
With the wind now behind them the visitors began the second half strongly and created a period of pressure on the Albion line.  The Bridgwater and Albion RFC defence held strong.
The ball was worked well out of defence down the left flank.  Following a kick to touch and line out in the corner, Graham Slorance went over for a try.

Old Patesians kept up the fight

Old Pats weren’t done though and five minutes later following a forward looking pass George Sanderson ran in for an unconverted try.
Almost from the restart winger Will Monro who had been causing all sorts of problems with his darting runs was rewarded with a try in the right hand corner.  Heal then converted.

Bridgwater making the break

Taylor Buller made a great break from the half way line.  This led to a line out from which he scored his second try which Heal converted.
In the final minutes another jinking run by Monro sidestepped the Old Pats defenders before he laid the ball off.  Then Jon Hill who touched down for an unconverted try making the final score 44-13 to the Albion.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC – The Team

Bridgwater & Albion RFC- Mike Saunders, Gavin Knight, Matt Ranson, Etahn Trebble-Westlake, Olly Davis, Karolis Urbonas, George Sluman (capt) Taylor Buller, Jon Hill, Stuart Heal, Richard Bright,Jake Knight, Jay Owens, Will Monro and Oskar White.
Replacements- all used- Graham Slorance, Rowan James and Lewis Plece.
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