BRIDGWATER & Albion face a tough test tomorrow, when they take on South West 1 West leaders Devonport Services.

Albion go into the away match off the back of a 27-22 win over Crediton, achieved despite them sustaining injuries to key players Stuart Heal and Wayne Sprangle.

Club stalwart Dan Kemmish, who is in his 17th season at the club, is set to make his 400th appearance for the 1st XV at Devonport.

As for Albion's 2nd XV, they also face opposition who sit top of their league, in this case hosting Somerset 1 pace-setters Bristol Harlequins.

Looking ahead to those games, director of rugby Geoff Sluman said: “Both of the opposition teams have a 100 per cent winning record so far this season, so we will need to be at our best.

“However, there are absolutely no reasons why we should not go into the games with confidence.

“Both games kick off at 3pm, so please come along and support if you can.

“Entry at College Way will be free for the 2nd XV game.”


NORTH Petherton are also on the road, away to Lydney, in South West 1 West tomorrow.

Last Saturday saw Pethy record their first ever win over Keynsham, 27-17 at Beggars Brook.

Tries from Lewis Allen, Damian Griffin and a penalty try helped the hosts to a bonus-point victory, which also ended Keynsham's unbeaten start to the season.

Pethy team manager Andrew Ford said: “Having never beaten them before, this was a big result for us.

“The forwards were fantastic and we really upped the physicality.

“There is still lots to work on - there were a few handling errors and we missed 12 points off the boot - but we are pleased with the result.”