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Stothert & Pitt RFC 1st XV V’s BARFC 2nd XV

| 08/02/2018

Saturday 3rd of February

Stothert & Pitt RFC 1st XV V’s BARFC 2nd XV


  1. Jerry Philips
  2. Gav knight
  3. Jack Johns
  4. Tom Lewis
  5. Simon Buck
  6. Shaun Mahoney
  7. Mike Saunders
  8. Joe Bussell
  9. Doug Caddick
  10. John Hill
  11. Dawwid Machowinski
  1. Garryn Basson
    1. Dan Lang
    2. Will Kerry
    3. Dan Page


  1. Ewan Trebble-Westlake
  2. ———–
  3. ———-

A struggling Bridgwater united side made the short journey up the A39 to visit Stothert & Pitt RFC with the home siting only a few places above the bottom ranking visitors, fresh off their 23-19 victory against fellow relegation favourites Tor RFC, Bridgwater hoped to rekindle the fire that would allow them to start to make headway up the table.

In the damp and cold conditions, a depleted outfit without a full bench after losing 2 players to 1st XV late on the Friday, carried out their club duties proudly and battled proudly up the slope and against poor conditions with a somewhat inconsistent referee and a well organised home side who utilised the home advantage to the fullest.

Bridgwater conceded 2 tries in the first half through well worked moves by the home side backline which the Somerset outfit struggled to contain in the early moves of the game but as time went on the defensive effort rather than lapsing due to fatigue only grew with big tackles coming from back row’s Mahoney and Saunders. Stothert will have been disappointed to not have scored more often due to some ferocious last ditch defensive work by the entire backline which caused attacking errors in abundance.

The 2nd half saw Albion fight up the slope and for 30 minutes find real form which would challenge any team in the league, if it weren’t for the occasional lapse in concentration creating unforced errors the score line could have been very different, with good carry’s from Mahoney, Basson and star performer of the day Tom Lewis whose effort in defence and attack seemed to be endless.

The boys of the United XV now have a 2 week break to recover from another hard battle before Wiveliscombe RFC make a visit to college way where the previous result wasn’t a pleasant memory I am sure the result to come will be polar opposites as the boys fight for the pride of the club badge and their own. All support is welcome and as ever very much appreciated.


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Category: 2nd Previews / Reports -XV

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