BRIDGWATER & Albion return to South West 1 West action tomorrow, when they travel to West Devon for a tough match with Okehampton, writes Richard Walsh.

Hosts Okehampton currently top the table with 90 points from their 22 matches, 18 of which have been won, while Albion are fourth with 78 from the same number of games, having triumphed in 14.

The hosts are unbeaten on their own turf this season, but they have been run close, and in their last game they squeezed home 26-24 against St Ives.

Earlier in the season they beat Newent, who are third in the table, 15-12.

When the two sides met at College Way back in November, Albion looked to be well-placed when they lead 16-0 at half-time.

However, after the interval Okehampton came out and scored 61 points to run out comfortable winners, so the visitors know they are in for a tough encounter.

Nevertheless, Geoff Sluman’s boys have already won on the road at second-placed Launceston and know that on their day they are capable of beating any team in the league.

Albion have lost their last two fixtures, away at Newent and at home to North Petherton, so after a week off they will be keen to try to get back to winning ways.

North Petherton are looking to continue the momentum built up by their derby win as they welcome Hornets tomorrow.

The Weston-based side are ninth, two places below Pethy, with the in-form hosts gunning for a sixth win on the spin.