Lydney move into third

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 19th February 2020 9:20 am
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Lydney on the attack in Saturday’s win over Bridgwater and Albion

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Lydney 43-0 Bridgwater and Albion


LYDNEY gave their promotion hopes a boost with a comfortable win over Bridgwater and Albion in atrocious conditions as Storm Dennis made itself felt.

The game started 30 minutes early and the home side did not have to wait long to get on the scoreboard.

The Severnsiders took advantage of a Bridgwater error and the ball was recycled to Tony Wicks who scored the opening try. Centre Joe McClean beat two tackles to get his name on the scoresheet and Wicks added the conversion.

After a period of scrappy play, Lydney extended their lead when centre Joe Hamlin picked up a loose pass to make it 17-0 and, despite the wind, Wicks was again on target with the conversion.

Lydney were dominant up front and were dealing with the conditions better.

The Severnsiders closed the half as they started, with a try.

A forward drive from 10m saw Matty Williams go over to make it 24-0.

As the second half opened, Lydney were soon threatening again and Williams went over for his second touch down.

Lydney took the scrum after being awarded a penalty five metres out and Watling scored the try from the rear as the eight drove forward.

Wicks again added the extras and Lydney were 35-0 to the good after 55 minutes.

McClean then won another penalty and replacement flanker Kurt Brown beat some big forwards to score under the posts.

With conditions getting worse and the minimum 60 minutes having been played to allow the result to stand, the decision was taken to abandon the game.

The shut-out moved Lydney into third place in the division.

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