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Wiveliscombe Second XV 15 – Bridgwater & Albion RFC Second XV- 29 

| 28/02/2023

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Wiveliscombe Second XV 15- Bridgwater & Albion RFC Second XV- 29 

Shaun Mahoney scored four tries in this impressive victory at Wiveliscombe.  This made it four wins from their last five matches for Bridgwater and Albion RFC Seconds.  The team continue their climb up the table.

Throughout the game the Bridgwater pack dominated proceedings.  Skipper Mahoney took full advantage, while the Wiveliscombe backs ran well when they got the ball.

The visitors were in control from the start and early on in proceedings Rory Hobbs ran almost 40 metres.  His surge was repelled by the hosts who then very much against the run of play scored an unconverted try to take the lead.

Bridgwater & Albion RFC replied strongly

Bridgwater replied strongly and after 10 minutes their pack drove to the Wivey 22. Mahoney burst over to score his first try and level the scores. Seven minutes later Bridgwater took the lead when the skipper scored his second.

On 25 minutes the visitors extended their lead when following a good run by Mike Saunders.  Hobbs went over for a try which Tom Armstrong converted making the score 17-5 to Bridgwater at the interval.

Five minutes after the re-start Bridgwater drove deep into Homs territory and Mahoney went over for his third, and hat-trick try of the afternoon.

The home side were far from done however and kept looking to attack and in the 55th minute the Wiveliscombe winger seized on a loose ball and scored a try, to bring the score to 22-10.

There was no keeping action man Mahoney away from the proceedings and shortly afterwards he raced in over 60m metres to score his fourth try which Armstrong converted.

With the game drawing to a close Wiveliscombe scored the final try making the final score 29-15 to the visitors.

Jack Smith, Jack Bunney, Tom Armstrong, Mike Saunders, Steve Ward, Will Kerry, Taylor Galloway, Shaun Mahoney, Josh Parker, Tom Hopkins, Rory Hobbs, Ryan James, Matt Bishop, Gavin Knight and Cam Modley.

Replacements-Brian Howden, Nic Aptel,  and Karols Urbonis.

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