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B&A RFC Colts 24, Wiviliscombe Colts 5 (02/11/13)

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This match should have been in the bag for the home side before half time, and but for their inability to control possession it would have been.  The blustery wind and occasional driven rain did not help either side.

Albion started sluggishly and looked like they would go behind early on, but for some stout defence and clearance kicking from Flyhalf Luke Payne, which with wind assistance frequently put the home side on the attack. Their first points came from Winger Kalem Brown who gathered one of these kicks and ran in to score out wide. Luke Payne added the extras.

This score seemed to wake Albion up, as it was quickly followed by a workmanlike try, involving No.8 Oli McGeown Centres John Badger and David Hughes. From the back of an Albion scrum McGeown made ground, offloaded to Badger who also made ground, on to Hughes who shrugging off a tackle got the ball to Captain and flanker Troy Williams who ran in a really hard won try.  The conversion was missed.

Come the second half again Wivvy started the better and five minutes in were on the scoreboard.  A series of handling errors and poor control allowed the visitors to apply pressure through the biggest player on the park.  The Wivvy prop was not stopped and drove over the line for an unconverted try.  After that Bridgy at last woke up and nullified that threat.

Shortly after, from a midfield ruck Albion won possession and terrific speed with fluidity saw the ball along the back line to Winger Joe Keane who finished of a trademark try and his first for the team. Again the conditions prevented the conversion.

There followed a period of pressure from the visitors aided by a series of penalties awarded for Albion indiscipline allowing Wivvy a five meter line out snaffled by our own Troy Williams and which was kicked to safety.

Five minutes before time the bonus point try and his second on the day was scored by Kalem Brown who picked up a pass fully 70 metres out and, avoiding two tackles scored a solo effort under the posts.  The extras were added by Luke Payne.

In the end Albion deserved to win their third league game in a row, but have to sort out their close ball control before visiting Midsommer Norton for their first Somerset Cup tie of the season, next Sunday 10th November.  KO is 2.00pm for anyone who wants to come and support.

Category: Colts, Colts- News

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