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North Petherton stay top despite first loss against Old Redcliffians

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: October 22, 2012

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North Petherton remain nine points clear at the top of the South West One West table despite losing their 100 per cent record.

They went down at home 16-10 to Old Redcliffians.

Sean Fox snapped up Old Reds’ only try of the match in the first half with Ashley Groves kicking three penalties and a conversion.

James Cox scored a five-pointer for Petherton with Harry Roberts landing a penalty and conversion.

Chard are beginning to find some form, beating North Dorset 41-12 with full-back Ben Stead being the star of the show with four tries. Others came from Jim Wagstaff (2) and Jason Wright.

Bridgwater and Albion upset the form book when they beat third placed Thornbury 21-12 to record their first home win of the season.

The hosts opened the scoring on 10 minutes when hooker Matt Hastie went over close to the corner for a try that was well converted by Matt House.

Thornbury levelled the scores on 23 minutes when scrum-half Jak Evans started a move in midfield, which he eventually finished off by going over for a try which Tim Stephens converted.

The visitors went ahead as a result of break away try from Stephens, which he was unable to convert.

The Somerset side reclaimed the lead just before half time when Nick Spellissy touched down between the posts after running in from 22 metres, which House converted to make it 14-12 at the break.

Bridgwater were on top for most of the second half and created a lot of pressure which was eventually rewarded when skipper Dan Kemmish crashed over following a five-metre free kick which House converted to see the hosts safely home.

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