Bridgwater & Albion Seconds 19-15 North Petherton Seconds

Bridgwater and Albion Seconds notched up their third win on the trot when they beat their North Petherton counterparts to claim the local bragging rights.

The visitors opened the scoring when they converted a penalty but Bridgwater came back strongly and mid way though the first half, when following good work from the forwards from the line out Jack Bunney went over for a try which Cam Hillier converted.

Both teams in turn created pressure but it was Bridgwater who went over again with an unconverted try from Graham Slorance.

However just before the break the visitors reduced the arrears with a converted try to make 12-10 at the end of a very good half for both teams

The second half continued in the same way with both teams putting in some big hits. However Bridgwater defended very well and a good build up saw them work their way into the Petherton 22, from where Slorance went over for his second try which was again converted by Hillier, making in 19-10.

The visitors continued to put pressure on the Bridgwater defence which stood firm until with three minutes to go Pethy eventually found a way through and scored an unconverted try.

The Bridgwater defence remained solid for the remainder of the game before the referee ended the match with the hosts running out the winners 19-15.

Brendan Goddard the team manager said: “We are really pleased with the way that the team played today. It was a great all round performance and we have now won three home matches in a row.”

This coming weekend Bridgwater Seconds travel away to play against Somerton.