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Bridgwater & Albion Colts 0, Welington Colts 42 (01/03/14)

| 02/03/2014 | Reply

Somerset Under 18 League
Bridgwater & Albion Colts played their first match in almost 8 weeks and just their third since mid December – and it showed!
Their Wellington counterparts were by far the better side and thoroughly deserved the win.
From the kick off Wellington went through a number of phases but good defensive work held them up after extensive pressure on the Bridgwater line.  The resultant 5 metere scrum sucked in the defence, the ball went wide for the visitors to score a converted try after just five minutes.  The continuing pressure from Wellington led to a further score after 20 minutes following a their strong scrum, they were again held up on the line, and yet again from a resulting tap penalty.  A further scrum saw the ball wide again and a missed Albion tackle allowed and unconverted try.
Bridgwater were guilty right through the match of failing to protect their own ball at the breakdown, allowing the visitors to turn it over and exert unnecessary pressure on the defence.  One turnover deemed illegal gave Bridgy a penalty, touch was missed, Welly 8 took it in, beat three defenders, off load in the tackle, excellent try after 26 minutes.  Wellington’s bonus point try cam on 34 minutes following a 20 metere maul illegally pulled down by Bridgwater.  The resultant penalty was taken in at the lineout then spread wide for a converted try.
Albion then applied their own pressure just before half time but were held up and Wellington managed to clear from the resultant scrum.  Half time arrived with four Albion players replaced as injuries took their toll.
Wellington kicked off the second period and soon had a further two tries and then a further try from a kick through which bounced badly for the defence.  The last 20 minutes of the game saw Albion competing hard and running well with the ball in hand, though Wellington continued to dominate territory while Albion continued to lose their own ball at the breakdown.
The end result was a good win for Wellington, and it is to be hoped that Bridgwater’s Colts improve significantly before their 5th round National Colts Plate match on Saturday against Banbury at College Way, Kicking off at 5.00pm

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