South West One (W)
Bridgwater & Albion 80, Cullompton 10

BRIDGWATER & Albion maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with this crushing victory over a spirited Cullompton, writes Richard Walsh.

Cullompton’s decent start went unrewarded and Albion punished their visitors when man of the match Rob Gurnett went over to score the first of his five tries, that was unconverted.

On 20 minutes, a good move across the backs resulted in the ball finding Olly Dunn who burst through in his own inimitable style for a try that Stuart Heal converted.

Not long afterwards Will Monro produced a scintillating run from the deep before scoring - Heal converted.

Gurnett then went over for his second try and on the stroke of half-time Tom Fournier-D’Able touched down, both of which Heal converted.

In the second half Bridgwater continued to attack against a Cullompton side that never looked like throwing in the towel.

There were a further three tries for Gurnett, while Dunn and Fournier-D’Able, Martin Keywood and Kyran Devitt also scored and Heal converted 10 of the 12 tries scored.

Cullompton also picked up two tries in the second half, making it 80-10 at full-time.

This was an impressive performance by the Albion, who really turned on the style in front of their own crowd, which included the Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Diogo Rodrigues, who was accompanied by representatives of Maltese side Kavalliere RFC, who were his guests.

This game marked the 200th first team appearance of club stalwart Matt Ranson.

Albion: 1 Matt Ranson,2 Gavin Knight, 3 Sam Adcock, 4 Ethan Trebble-Westlake, 5 Dan Kemmish, 6 Bryan Webb, 7 Olly Dunn (Capt), 8 Wayne Sprangle, 9 Tom Fournier d’Able, 10 Stuart Heal, 11 Ryan Barnett, 12 James Collings, 13 Rob Gurnett, 14 James Brakes and 15 Will Monro. Replacements: 16 Martin Keywood, 17 Ben Lipscombe, 18 Kyran Devitt.

South West One (W)
North Petherton 14, Cornish All Blacks 48

NORTH Petherton were on the receiving end of a heavy home defeat as the Cornish All Blacks ran amok at Beggars Brook on Saturday.

The Launceston-based visitors were 24-0 up by the break, securing their bonus point by half-time courtesy of four first-half scores, and they stretched their lead to 38-0 after the restart.

Pethy belatedly got on the scoreboard with two converted tries of their own, though these were sandwiched by further scores for the Cornish outfit, who ran out convincing 48-14 winners.

The All Blacks now sit top of the table with three bonus-point victories in as many matches, while Pethy sit fourth from bottom after successive defeats.

North Petherton travel to the side directly below them, Lydney, on Saturday.