BRIDGWATER & Albion slipped closer towards relegation in the Regional 2 Tribute South Westwhen they were beaten by a strong and forceful Crediton 55-19, who started the day in second place, last Saturday.

Crediton kicked off and scored after 10 minutes when Josh Goldman went over for a try in the right-hand corner which Josh Davey converted.

The Devon were awarded a penalty 15 minutes later, for offside near the halfway line, which Davey slotted home.

Crediton then broke from the back and the ball was passed to Josh Lee on the left who ran in from 25 metres to score a try which Davey converted.

As the clock ticked down to half-time Crediton scored two more converted tries, the first by Jake Clarke on the left after 43 minutes and three minutes later the second from Freddie Borthen, both of which Davey converted making the score 31-0 at the break.

Crediton continued in the ascendancy and two minutes after the restart Borthen scored his second try.

Five minutes into the second half Bridgwater winger Will Monro found himself in space for the first time in the game and set off an a blistering run down the right wing a move which resulted in James Collings going over to score a try which Steer converted.

Bridgwater enjoyed their best spell of the game but Crediton soaked up the pressure and defended well throughout the game and on the hour the ball was worked to Josh Goldman to go over which Davey converted.

The visitors weren’t done yet however and back they came into the home heartland in search of another try. 

It wasn’t to be however and the ball somehow found itself at the feet of Crediton’s Dan Lee who hacked it forward from deep in his own half before a kindly bounce enabled him to collect and touch it down for a try which was converted, taking the score to 50-7.

Going into the final stages of the match Crediton scored another try as a result of which Bridgwater were reduced to 14 players when they had Collings firstly shown a yellow card and then a red for appearing to appeal the referee’s decision.

Despite being a man down the visitors spent the final stages of the match camped in Crediton’s half. The hosts themselves then had a player yellow carded for not releasing.

Bridgwater had a line out on the right from which they drove towards the line before Jordan Buller crashed over. Shortly afterwards Jordan Buller went over for another try which Steer converted.

This coming Saturday sees Bridgwater away at Sidmouth, a team who they beat 16-15 on November 4, at College Way.