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Newest 9- Bridgwater and Albion 22.

| 09/11/2019

South West One (West)

Bridgwater and Albion notched up their fifth victory of the season when they beat basement club Newent for the first time on their own pitch. Playing up the slope Bridgwater had the better of the opening exchanges but were unable to turn that pressure into points on the board.

Newent suffered an early setback when their Number 8 went off injured, but despite this they took the lead when Tom Webb kicked a penalty, soon after which he extended the lead with a second penalty.Bridgwater continued to produce a number of attacking moves, but despite this they were unable to score any points.

On half an hour the visitors were reduced to 14 men when they had Richard Bright shown a yellow card, soon after which Webb kicked his third penalty to further extend the hosts lead.

Almost on the stroke of half time Albion got themselves on the board when Tom Fournier, who took on the kicking duties from the absent Stuart Heal, slotted home a penalty to make the score 9-3 to Newent at the break.

Bridgwater came out strongly after the break and following good work involving Dylan Evans and Will Monro they were awarded a five metre scrum from which the returning Wayne Sprangle crashed over near the posts for a try which Fournier converted.

On the hour Tom Hopkins helped to win a line out on the Newent 22 metre line from which Shaun Mahoney drove forward before laying the ball off to Sprangle who went over for his second try, which was not converted.

Newent bounced back well and came back on the attack, but the Bridgwater defence held firm and resisted well.

On 68 minutes Bridgwater used the short side well and Bright kicked ahead and won the race to the ball and scored a try which Fournier converted.

In the last few minutes Mahoney was yellow carded and despite the best efforts of both sides there was no further score and game ended 22-9 to the visitors.

Bridgwater and Albion

Richard Bright, Will Monro, Ryan Barnett, Simon Honey, Dylan Evans, Tom Fournier, Roger Drabble, Ethan Trebble- Westlake, George Sluman , Eoghan Westhoff, Tom Hopkins, Wayne Sprangle, Graham Slorrance, Sam Adcock and Lewis Phillips.

Replacements all used- Tim Blade, Shaun Mahoney and Kyran Devitt.

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