Bridgwater & Albion U16 7, North Petherton U16 27

NORTH Petherton Under-16s completed the double over their local rivals, playing the brand of rugby that has brought success through this season.

In gale force conditions, the Pethy boys continued with their wide expansive game, playing with tempo and keeping the opposition guessing.

With strong runners breaking through time and again, tries came from Dan James-Stone, Toby Newbury-Barlow, Harry Saunders, Alex Stevens and Miles Biney.

Bridgwater scored a consolation try but it was not enough to upset the Pethy boys' rhythm.

Tor U13 50, North Petherton 13 5

A SEVERELY depleted North Petherton Under-13 squad showed great spirit and teamwork against a much stronger Tor outfit, whose big forward pack dominated the game.

Opting to play into the wind, the Mighty Oaks conceded three quick tries, and only last-ditch tackles and mistakes by Tor kept the score relatively low in the first half.

Despite losing Nathan Golding – one of the team’s strongest tacklers – early on, the boys did not give up and capitulate.

In the second half, Pethy came out of the blocks a little quicker and broke through the home defence, fly-half Cameron Palk going over to score.

With a rise in the tempo, Pethy started taking quick free-kicks, throws and kicks which turned the Tor defence and allowed Pethy to make ground.

But they were turned over too often at the breakdown, enabling Tor to score a few more times before the end of the game.

Special mention goes to two debutants, Fabian Flay and Reese Kirton, whose input into the game and team was only positive.


THE previous weekend saw the North Petherton Mini Section head to Minehead RFC, with teams from Under-7 to Under-12 level.

The players from all age groups showed great spirit and played entertaining rugby, with Jayden Mirgan and Lucas Hobbs outstanding for the Under-11s.

For more details on youth rugby at North Petherton, you can visit the club website here.