AFTER a week without a game, Bridgwater & Albion return to South West 1 West action on Saturday when they travel to Cornwall to face Launceston at Polson Bridge, writes Richard Walsh.

After being relegated from National League 3 South West at the end of the 2016/17 season, Launceston ended third in South West 1 West last season and are currently second in the table with 72 points from 18 matches, leaving them one point adrift of table-topping Okehampton.

Albion are third in the table, with 62 points from their 18 fixtures, 12 of which were wins, so the visitors know that they are in for a tough encounter.

When the two sides met at College Way back in October, it was the Cornishmen who triumphed 60-33 in a high-scoring match.

Albion will be hoping to have their player-coach Wayne Sprangle – who has missed the last couple of games, first with injury and then with flu – back to full fitness to play against his former side.

Bridgwater are in action at College Way the following Saturday (February 16, ko 3pm), when they entertain Lydney.

North Petherton host league leaders Okehampton at Beggars Brook.

Pethy sit ninth, in the midst of a cluster of sides not separated by many points in a congested mid-table.