South West One (West)

Bridgwater and Albion 0, Keynsham 27

Bridgwater and Albion’s hopes of bouncing back to winning ways were blown away not by Storm Ciara, but by a strong Keynsham side who dominated this match almost throughout, writes Richard Walsh.

All too often when the Albion did get themselves into a good attacking position, their final pass let them down or they were repelled by the Keynsham defence.

The visitors were quickly into the ascendancy and took the lead early on when Sam Challenger kicked a penalty from in front of the posts.

Bridgwater tried hard to create pressure but failed to slot home a penalty, shortly after which in a strong position with a man over on the left, the final pass didn’t go to hand and the chance went begging.

Just after the half hour, following a lengthy period of Keynsham pressure, during which there were several infringements, the visitors were awarded a penalty try.

Bridgwater were then reduced to 13 men as they had two players shown yellow cards.

There was no further score before half-time and the players went into the break with the visitors leading 10-0.

Bridgwater came out strongly but it was Keynsham who continued to dominate and added to their score line with a penalty kicked by Challenger.

The hosts kept working hard to try and break through the Keynsham defence, with winger Will Monro once again looking dangerous, but on each occasion the visitors held firm and there was no joy for Bridgwater.

After 50 minutes, Keynsham mounted another attack which was rounded off with a try for Ross Woodman on the left which Challenger added the extras to.

With the game moving into the later stages, Keynsham were awarded a scrum deep in home territory which resulted in a try for Jack Weston by the posts which Challenger converted.

In the dying minutes Keynsham had a player carded but by now it made no difference as the game ended 27-0 to the visitors, giving them the double this season over Bridgwater.

Bridgwater and Albion: Graham Slorrance, Jordon Buller, Matt Ranson, Ethan Trebble-Westlake, Dan Kemmish, Eoghan Westhoff, George Sluman, Wayne Sprangle, Oskar White, Stuart Heal (capt), Roger Drabble, Jay Owens, Ryan Barnett, Will Monro and Simon Honey. Replacements (all used): Tim Blades, Tom Hopkins and James Brakes.