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Sidmouth RFC 42 – Bridgwater and Albion RFC 3 – Match Report

| 13/03/2022

Sidmouth 42 – Bridgwater and Albion RFC 3

Bridgwater and Albion RFC ’s two match winning run was ended when they travelled to East Devon where they were beaten by a well organised and cohesive Sidmouth side.

Playing down the hill the hosts took full advantage of the conditions and dominated the first half scoring four tries. Albion fought back well in the second half and mounted several attacking moves but were unable to breakthrough the home defence.

The visitors kicked off with the wind behind them and made a good start. However on eight minutes Sidmouth mounted their first attack which resulted in a scrum 15 metres from the line from which Tom Hodge gained possession and opened the Sidmouth account with a try which player coach Phil Dollman the former Exeter Chiefs player converted.

On the quarter of an hour mark…

Sidmouth moved the ball across their backs before it found George Lock who slipped two tackles before scoring a try which Dollman added the extras to.

Bridgwater worked hard to create create opportunities of their own but on too many occasions the final pass went to ground. However they were eventually rewarded when Stuart Heal kicked a penalty in front of the posts making the score 14-3, which produced a loud cheer from the good number of Albion supporters who made the trip.

Sidmouth were relentless in their attack and although Albion defended well in the end Dollman touched down for a try to the left of the posts that he then converted.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC created pressure

In the final 10 minutes of the first half Bridgwater and Albion RFC created considerable pressure and were deep into Sidmouth territory when James Powell intercepted a pass and ran from his own half to score a try which Dollman converted making the score 28-3 at the interval.

Within five minutes of the re-start Sidmouth extended their lead when Connor Preston scored a try which Dollman converted.

The next 30 minutes Albion were very much into the game and competing strongly. Following a driving maul they got very close to the try line, but once again couldn’t score. Sidmouth had a player yellow carded, but they managed to absorb the pressure and clear their lines.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC make break near the end

Will Monro made a break near the end of the game but despite making good ground he was without support and the attack came to nothing.

In the dying minutes of the game Dan Armstrong scored Sidmouth final try which Dollman converted main get final tally 42-3.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC – Oskar White, Will Monro, Jay Owens, Jake Knight, Tom Croal, Stuart Heal, Jon Hill, Taylor Buller, George Sluman (capt), Karolis Urbonas, Olly Davis, Rowan James, Matt Ranson, Gavin Knight and Graham Slorance,

Replacements all used-  Mike Saunders, Jordan Buller and Lewis Plece.

Bridgwater and Albion are next in South West One West action on Saturday March 26th when they are at home to St Austell.

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