Tribute South West 1 – West

Newent 49 – North Petherton 31

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Report By Simon Freeman

Petherton produced a better performance than the scoreline suggests. A few moments of poor concentration and discipline ultimately cost the visitors the game.

Petherton made a strong start despite the fact that players were being pulled in from the seconds at the last moment against a team with a 100% record. The visitors created many phases against a good defensive unit and stretched them around the park.

The home team created opportunities only to be with some resolute defending which lifted spirits and got Pethy firing which is when they looked at their most dangerous. However, ill-discipline began to creep in with two yellow cards not helping the situation. Newent began to skilfully exploit the situation and exert more pressure and build a big lead.

Pethy responded impressively and showed plenty of spirit but it was just too late to begin a fightback that would influence the result. However, the positives are a few younger lads are getting their chance with Ty Harris, Jack Coles and Harry Guttheridge all putting in a good shift. Jack Kohler has returned and is looking keen especially with his defending which lifts the team.

Tries: Gavin Hancock 2, Sam Williams, Aiden Cotton and Damian Griffin

Conversions: Harry Roberts 3