Sidmouth struggled to cope with Bridgwater

Bridgwater & Albion 15  Sidmouth 6

Missing some key forwards,Sidmouth struggled to cope with a robust Bridgwater team who have shown steady improvement over the course of the season.With the slight slope and breeze in their favour, Bridgwater's tactics were straight forward-kick to the corners and follow up with a catch and drive from the line-out. This kept Sidmouth pinned in their twenty-two for long periods and it was only good tackling, in which Dwight Pansegrouw was prominent,that restricted Bridgwater to two tries.A penalty and conversion for the home team and a solitary penalty by Tom Whelan for Sidmouth, produced a half-time score of 15-3 in favour of Bridgwater.

With the benefit of the elements in the second half Sidmouth enjoyed greater territorial advantage. Strong runs by Ollie Pyne,Ben Salter and Glen Channing produced half chances but the home defence were just strong enough to deny Sidmouth a try. Sidmouth turned down a couple of easily kickable penalties in a determined effort to cross the try-line and this probably cost them a losing bonus point but there was no denying that Bridgwater were worth the victory.