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Lydney 43- Bridgwater & Albion 0

| 16/02/2020

South West One (West)

Bridgwater & Albion suffered their third consecutive defeat when they travelled to the Forest of Dean where they found hosts Lydney too strong for them in this game that was played in appalling weather conditions throughout.

In view of the weather the kick off was brought forward by 30 minutes and it was Lydney who seized the initiative spreading the ball wide and after four minutes full back Wicks scored an unconverted try to give the hosts an early lead.

Lydney continued to dominate and four minutes later centre McLean slashed through the Albion defence to score a try that Wickes added the extras too making it 12-0.

On the quarter of an hour mark Bridgwater made their first incursion into home territory and started to get to grips with the game. They gained ground with a penalty into touch, but lost the ensuing line out and the home side cleared their lines.

As the game progressed Bridgwater started to gain more in confidence. However on half an hour they looked to run the ball out of defence but it was spilled and Hamlin went over to score a try that Wicks converted.

On the stroke of half time Lydney created pressure which ended with Williams going over for a try making it 24-0 at the break.

Four minutes after the re-start the hosts extended their lead when scrum half Williams went over following a scrum close to the corner.

After 55 minutes Lydney went further ahead when Number 8 Watling scored a try that Wicks converted. Almost from the kick off Lydney burst through the home defence and replacement Brown scored a try that Wicks converted.

However after 63 minutes with the weather deteriorating and conditions worsening the referee decided to abandon the game with the hosts 43-0 ahead- a result that stands.

It was a commendable effort from Lydney for hosting the match and by both sides for playing, but another disappointing result for the Albion.

Bridgwater and Albion– Will Monro, Roger Drabble, Ryan Barnett, Jay Owens, James Brakes, Stuart heal, Oskar White, Ethan Trebble-Westlake, George Sluman, Eoghan Westhoff, Dan Kemmish, George Musgrave, Matt Ranson, Jordon Buller, and Tim Blades.

Replacements all used- Lewis Phillips, Tom Hopkins and Shaun Mahoney (all used)

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