Truro 43-24 Bridgwater & Albion

Bridgwater & Albion made their longest trip west to face third placed Truro on Saturday, where after conceding three early tries they fought back strongly and much to the credit of everyone involved came away with a bonus point.

From the kick off the Cornish side were quickly into their stride and within the first quarter of an hours play had scored three tries, two of which were converted.

Bridgwater had enjoyed very little possession during the opening period, but soon after finding themselves 19-0 down they were awarded a penalty which was kicked into touch. From the line out the visitors drove over for an unconverted try by George Sluman to get themselves onto the scoreboard.

The visitors kept up their pressure and following a powerful break by Chris Tong he went over for a try in the corner which Taylor Buller converted from the touch line, which made the score 19-12 and brought Bridgwater right back into the game.

Almost from the re-start Bridgwater were turned over in their own 22 which resulted  in an unconverted try for the home side. 

Bridgwater however came back strongly and reduced the arrears with an unconverted try from vice captain Taylor Buller. 

Before the interval Truro scored another converted try which made the half time score 31-17.

After the break the hosts were awarded a penalty which resulted in a powerful drive forward and a try which was converted.

Bridgwater kept on coming back though and a great charge down from a Truro kick led to a try from Jack Perry which Taylor Buller converted. In the remaining minutes Truro scored another unconverted try which made the final score 43-24.

Afterwards Geoff Sluman the Bridgwater & Albion director of rugby said: “Of course we are somewhat disappointed with the result but we have taken a four try bonus point from a top 3 side.  

“The patterns of our play are definitely getting strong so what Carl Rimmer and the coaches are working on in training is starting to flow through to match day performances against top sides. We will use the upcoming rest week and look forward to playing Wadebridge at home on 26th November .”

Sluman went on: “I am thrilled that the second team had a great win this weekend over Wells and their players are creating competition for first team places.