Bream in battle for survival

By Mark Elson in Football

Gloucester League One

Bream 17-41 Old Cryptians

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BREAM face an uphill struggle in their battle for Gloucester One survival after being comfortably beaten on Saturday.

On the positive side, all the Forest side’s points came through tries but there was only one team in it as far as the result was concerned.

The tries came from Duncan Adams, Ben Jones and Rhys Evans with Liam Brady adding a single conversion.

Manager Ben Patterson said: “It has been a tough season and the big problem has been keeping a team together.

“It is going to be struggle to avoid relegation but this is a team that will push themselves right to the end.

“We scored three tries but Old Cryptians exploited our weaknesses and, in the end, won comfortably.”

Bream’s cause has not been helped by relegation rivals Southmead picking up points in games which they would have been expected to lose.

The Forest side are eight points adrift of safety and have played one game more than Southmead.

Bream’s next match is a must-win encounter at Southmead on March 25 followed by a home game against leaders Spartans.

They finish the season with a trip to St Brendan’s Old Boys and complete the 2016-2017 campaign at home to Tewkesbury.

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