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Innalls delighted with Albion's victory over Camborne
8:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Sport
BRIDGWATER and Albion Head Coach Kevin Innalls paid tribute to the efforts of his players after a hard-fought 14-0 victory over last season’s league runners up, Camborne.
Arg Salarelis and Joel Clark scored both of Albion’s tries either side of half-time, before a sturdy defensive effort kept the visitors to nil.
Innalls said: “The boys played well and deserved that win. They applied great pressure throughout the match and forced Camborne into mistakes.”
Camborne attempted to open the scoring with a difficult long range penalty in the second minute of play, but the strong wind put paid to that and the ball came up short and wide.
Bridgwater then applied constant pressure and won a scrum inside the Camborne 22.
The ball was shifted wide to Rob Allen whose neat offload found Arg Salarelis, allowing him to cruise in under the posts, Stu Heal converted.
Bridgwater dominated for the remainder of the half and Camborne never really looked like scoring as the Bridgwater defence stayed strong.
Bridgwater started the second half well, but failed to capitalise as a difficult penalty sailed wide of the posts.
There followed a nervous 15 minutes of play when Camborne were at their strongest.
They did manage to cross Bridgwater’s line with the ball in hand, but the referee Anthony Woodthorpe, was well placed to judge the ball held up; this was to be as close as Camborne got.
Bridgwater put the game to bed with a second try when Ollie Dunn stole the ball during a maul and quickly escaped. He off-loaded to Joel Clark who ran 35metres, evading two Camborne defence and a tap-tackle in the process to score under the posts. Heal easily converted for the extras.
Five minutes later, Clark was unlucky not to score again when an offload just outside the Camborne 22 from Nick Spellissy was adjudged to have been passed forwards much to the disgust of the home supporters.
Bridgwater’s defence remained solid however and they held out for a well-earned victory.
Bridgwater will now travel to Cullompton next week for their first away match of the season hoping to continue their winning ways.