Somerset Premier
Gordano 29, Bridgwater & Albion 2nds 2

BRIDGWATER & Albion 2nd XV remain rooted to the bottom of the Somerset Premier table after a 29-22 defeat away to table-topping Gordano.

Albion will hope to build on that performance this coming Saturday, when they host Imperial, who are currently fifth.

Somerset 1
Morganians 41, Bath Old Edwardians 31

MORGS’ topsy-turvy season continued with a home win against Bath Old Edwardians on Saturday.

Their line-up was much-changed from the previous week and club captain Jordan Cooper returned after dislocating his shoulder.

Morgs started well, and Stef Pierce was first to cross after a good lineout move set him up to crash over from the 5m line, with Jordan Mein converting.

And it was 14-0 after Matty Winter finished off excellent work in the midfield from Harold Gutteridge and Jack Criddle, Mein again adding the extras.

Old Eds hit back with a converted try of their own, but Winter crossed for two more tries, one converted by Mein to make it 26-7, and it looked as though Morgs were going to run riot.

But what happened in the next 10 minutes was inexplicable, as Morgs switched off, and countless missed tackles allowed Old Eds to cross for three quick tries, making it 26-24 at the break.

Half time allowed a number of changes to be made, including the return of Cooper, and after an even 10 minutes, second row Dave Harris found space on the right wing to dash over, Mein adding the extras.

Minutes later, Cooper suffered another dislocation of the shoulder, but on his ‘good’ arm, which effectively puts an end to his season.

However, Lewis Wood created space for Josh Luke to score the hosts’ sixth try.

Once again Morgs lost focus, to let Old Eds make it 41-31, and the hosts had to withstand wave after wave of attacks in the last 10 minutes to secure the win.

Somerset 1
North Petherton 2nds 33, Old Sulians 10

NORTH Petherton 2nds put more distance between themselves and the bottom two in Somerset 1, with a home win over Old Sulians on Saturday.

Tenth-placed Pethy are now eight points clear of second-bottom Old Bristolians 2nds, and just three points behind Wellington 2nds in ninth.

Pethy are without a game this weekend, returning to action on December 16, at home to Bath Old Edwardians, who currently lie seventh in the table.

Somerset 2 South
Bridgwater & Albion 3rds 29, Minehead Barbarians 2nds 32

ALBION’S 3rd XV came out on the wrong side of a thrilling match with Minehead Barbarians 2nds.

The three-point defeat leaves Albion in 11th spot, and this coming Saturday they go to 11th-placed Yeovil 2nds.