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Old Redcliffians 44, Bridgwater & Albion 5
3:00pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Sport
South West 1 West
BRIDGWATER suffered a six-try demolition on Saturday as Old Redcliffians continued where they left off against North Petherton last week, writes Tony Pomeroy.
Playing down the slope, Bridgwater started brightly but when Old Reds got into Bridgwater territory, they opened the scoring with two penalties from Jack Steer.
Bridgwater were frequently penalised and when hooker Matt Hastie was yellow carded after only 15 minutes, home skipper Sean Fox got the opening try, converted by Steer.
Almost as soon as he returned, Hastie was awarded a very fortuitous try. A penalty was kicked to the corner and the inevitable driving maul crossed the line. The try was awarded, despite many people in the ground seeing the ball had crossed the dead-ball line before being grounded. Will Kerry, kicking in place of the unavailable Matt House, went very close with the wide-angled conversion attempt.
Shortly before half-time, Old Reds got their second try to lead 20- 5 at the break.
The second half continued in much the same vein. Bridgwater would have a passage of good play but not score and the Old Reds would take their turn but manage to score and in the final quarter; Old Reds ran in three more tries to seal a very convincing win.
Albion: Andy Hambleton, Garryn Basson, Rob Allen, Will Kerry, Nick Francis, Dominik Griffin, Roger Drabble, James Bryant, Matt Hastie, Chris Preece, Rob Thompson, Doug Page-Symonds, Nick Spellissy, Ollie Dunn, Dan Kemmish (capt).
Replacements (all used): Gavin Knight, Sam Russell, Ed Driver.
l This week’s match is at home to Chard and, because of Bridgwater Carnival, this game will be played on Friday (November 2) with a 7.30pm kick-off.