BRIDGWATER and Albion extended their unbeaten run to four matches on Saturday afternoon against Sidmouth in a 21 point draw.

The hosts were quickly into the game and following a strong run down the left wing by fleet footed Will Munro, Stuart Heal kicked a penalty.

Sidmouth levelled the scores after a strong break by former Exeter Chiefs player Phil Dollman resulted in a penalty in front of the posts which Cole Monaghan kicked.

The visitor’s lead was short lived as the Albion countered strongly and five minutes later Heal kicked another penalty to level the scores.

Just before half time Heal made a good break before off loading to winger Kyran Devitt who went over for a try in the left hand corner to make the score 11-6, which is how it remained at the break.

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgy rugby vs Sidmouth (Photos: Brian Sweeting)

Both teams came out strongly from the interval as both searched to add to their tally, but again the defences held strong.

However 20 minutes into the second half a strong Sidmouth attack down the left wing resulted in an Albion clearance being charged down and a try for Griffin which Monaghan added the extras to that put the visitors back in front.

Almost from the re-start Sidmouth were back on the attack and extended their lead when Jed Reid went over for a try in the left corner, which made the score 11-18.

Bridgwater were smarting from that brace of tries, but fought back well and levelled the scores when the ball reached Richard Bright who spotted a space and crossed for a try which Heal converted to level things up again at 18-18.

The final 10 minutes of the game saw both sides looking for the winning score and with time slipping away Albion were awarded a penalty on the 22 metre line in front of the posts which Heal duly kicked.

Sidmouth once again came back and in the dying minutes as both sides pressed the visitors won a penalty which Monaghan kicked to level the scores as the game ended 21-21.

This was a thrilling match to watch if you were an impartial spectator, while Albion supporters will be left feeling that this was a game that their side could have won.

Before the match director of rugby Geoff Sluman and players Jake Knight and George Sluman dropped into the Friends of Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club dinner that was attended by 140 people and raised £1500.

Bridgwater Mercury: director of rugby Geoff Sluman centre with players Jake Knight- left and captain George Sluman

The three of them talked about the season so far and thanked the Friends for all the help and support they give to the Juniors, Women and Mens teams at the club.

Next week Albion travel to second placed St Austell on Saturday where they will face another tough game.