Women’s NC South West 1
North Petherton Ladies 38, Yeovil Ladies 5

NORTH Petherton Ladies hosted Yeovil Ladies on Sunday, and celebrated another win.

It was a grey and wet afternoon at Beggars Brook but that didn’t stop the Pethy train storming through Yeovil’s defence.

Within the first five minutes, Sarah Cavill crossed the try-line to hand North Petherton the lead, her score being converted by captain Rosie Wheeler.

A short while later prop Kate Williams scored, again converted by Wheeler.

Yeovil tried to push back, spending time in the hosts’ half of the pitch, before Cavill scored again.

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BATTLE: North Petherton had to work hard for their win. Pic: Ash Magill

The scrum-heavy game continued, and Yeovil tried repeatedly to break though Pethy’s defensive line.

They were eventually successful, scoring their only try of the match in the far corner, failing to convert.

The home side ploughed through, with Claire Williams and Charlie Woodman scoring two more to extend Pethy’s lead.

The second half continued in much the same fashion, Yeovil occasionally breaking through the hosts’ strong defensive line but not quite making it to score.

Williams and Woodman scored again, making the final score 38-5.

The Pethy train continues on its upward journey.

Bridgwater Mercury:

SQUAD: North Petherton Ladies (from left to right) - back row - Gemma Byrne, Gemma Hopkins, Cherie Griffiths, Gemma Thorne, Megan Kitchen, Sarah Cavill, Natasha Palmer, Lissie Preston, Lisa Truslow, Charlie Woodman, Claire Williams, Millie Bines, Sharon Sweet (team manager); front row - Katherine Briggs, Roxanna Anghel, Kelly Palmer, Jodie Williams, Jessica Webber, Vicki Redwood, Rosie Wheeler (captain), Kate Williams, Jennifer Trunks (vice-captain), Anabel Semken, Danielle Taylor, Elin Coelho. Pic: Ash Magill


South West 1 West
Teignmouth 22, North Petherton 26

ON Saturday, North Petherton’s 1st XV claimed a vital win at Teignmouth that lifts them to ninth in the standings.

The victory was built on a superb first half, as tries from Damien Griffin, Greg Charlton and James Taylor (all converted by Adam Wright) gave them a 21-0 lead.

Dane Leyton, Callum Browse and Will Sowden hit back for the hosts, but Griffin’s second try earned his side a bonus point.

Alex Ford scored late on for Teignmouth, but Pethy stood firm to secure the victory.

Pethy are without a game this coming weekend, but the following Friday (November 16) evening sees them host Bridgwater & Albion in their first local derby clash of the season.