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Old Redcliffians Seconds  40 – Bridgwater & Albion RFC 26 – Match Report

| 25/09/2023

Old Redcliffians Seconds  40 – Bridgwater & Albion RFC 26

Bridgwater & Albion RFC made the trip up the M5 to face unbeaten Old Reds where they may have lost, but can hold their heads high for the way they performed throughout against tough opponents.

The opening exchanges were even but after 12 minutes it was the hosts who opened the scoring with a converted try.

Bridgwater fought back well and won a penalty which Harrison Greenslade slotted home to make the score 7-3.

Old Reds extended their lead

Old Reds extended their lead when they went over for an unconverted try after a kick to the corner and soon after went further ahead with a converted try.

The visitors kept themselves in the game well and were duly rewarded with another penalty which Greenslade kicked, shortly after which the whistle for half time blew with the score 19-6

Bridgwater awarded penalty

Bridgwater & Albion RFC were playing down the slope in the second half and early on were awarded a penalty which Greenslade kicked. The visitors won another penalty this time. A long range affair almost from the half way line which Kyran Devitt kicked making the score 19-12.

From the re-start Old Reds stretched their lead with a converted try.  Soon afterwards they had a player yellow carded. While they were down to 14 players Albion won a penalty.  Josh Frost took quickly and went onto score a try in the corner.  Then Greenslade converted to make the score 26- 19.

Old Reds responded strongly and a move that started on their own 22 resulted in a converted try. The hosts were then awarded  a penalty which was taken quickly  and ended with another converted try which took the score to 40-19.

Away team kept fighting

Bridgwater were not done.  After winning an Old Reds scrum Greenslade went over for the final score of the match.  He then converted making the final score Old Reds 40- Bridgwater and Albion 26.

After the game Geoff Sluman the Albion director of rugby said: “We have developed our game well today against tough opponents. I am very pleased with the progress we are making.”

He added: “Among the squad there is a definite desire to improve.  We will be working hard in training this week. We are all looking forward to our home game against Chipping Sodbury on Saturday.”

Bridgwater & Albion RFC

Harry Pentelow, Jordan Buller, Graham Slorance, Harrison Cornish, Josh Parker, Alex Knight, George Sluman, Taylor Buller (capt), Jake Knight, Harrison Greenslade, Jay Owens, Josh Frost, Lewis Plece, James Collings and Kyran Devitt.

Replacements (all used) – Gavin Knight, Mike Saunders and Dan Lang.

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