LYTCHETT MINSTER II 5
BRIDPORT sealed an emphatic victory over struggling Lytchett Minster Seconds in Dorset & Wilts Two South.
With only three games played by the Blues since Christmas, due to two clubs cancelling matches, this game versus Lytchett Minster was one that the players needed to play for match fitness and practice.
The game was originally due to be played at home in November, which was cancelled when Lytchett could not raise a team.
Thankfully they were able to fulfil the fixture this time, albeit arriving with only 12 players.
Bridport loaned them three players in the spirit of the game that enabled the game to be played with 15-a-side.
Bridport were soon in the ascendancy with backs and forwards combining well to score three tries inside the first 20 minutes.
Poor handling after the last restart gave Lytchett time inside Bridport’s 22 and their pressure told with a try in the corner.
The try was ironically scored by one of the loaned Bridport players.
Soon after, injuries meant that scrums were played uncontested and Bridport’s superiority forced errors from the Lytchett defence and a further three tries were scored before half-time.
The story was the same in the second half with Bridport forcing many turnovers and running in six unopposed tries to give a final score of 74-5. The result maintained the Blues’ third position in the league table.
Bridport will face a much tougher test this Saturday at home to Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew who lie one place below them in the league.
This game will follow the club’s VP lunch at midday followed by the Six Nations games on TV.