Bridgwater & Albion 44-13 Old Patesians 

BRIDGWATER & Albion climbed out of the bottom two of the table after an impressive six try performance including a brace from Taylor Buller saw them to a comfortable victory and a double over fellow strugglers Old Patesians, writes Richard Walsh.

The visitors kicked off into a strong breeze and took the lead after five minutes when Charlie Maker crashed over for a try from close range.

Albion responded strongly and produced a series of moves across the back line but their attack was repelled by the Old Pats defence.

On 15 minutes however the hosts open their account when skipper George Sluman broke free and ran 25 metres before touching down for a try which Stuart Heal added the extras to. Shortly afterwards Heal extended the lead when he slotted home a long range penalty.

The hosts enjoyed a good spell in the ascendancy and on the half hour Taylor Buller charged over for a try which Heal converted.

Albion maintained the pressure and were awarded another penalty in front of the posts which Heal duly kicked.

Just before half time Old Pats made a rare incursion into home territory which resulted in a penalty award that Jack Park kicked making the score 20-8 at the break.

With the wind now behind them the visitors began the second half strongly and created a period of pressure on the Albion line, but the defence held strong.

The ball was worked well out of defence down the left flank and following a kick to touch and line out in the corner Graham Slorance went over for a try.

Old Pats weren’t done though and five minutes later following a forward looking pass George Sanderson ran in for an unconverted try.

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Almost from the restart winger Will Monro who had been causing all sorts of problems with his darting runs was rewarded with a try in the right hand corner which Heal converted.

Taylor Buller made a great break from the half way line which led to a line out from which he scored his second try which Heal converted.

In the final minutes another jinking run by Monro sidestepped the Old Pats defenders before he laid the ball off the Jon Hill who touched down for an unconverted try making the final score 44-13 to the Albion.

This Saturday the Albion travel to play at Sidmouth who they drew with at home earlier this season.