Barry Knott


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North Petherton team manager Pete Woolacott remains upbeat, despite the derby defeat at Bridgwater. He said: “It was a tight game and there was nothing in it at half-time. On reflection, we should have taken advantage of the penalties on offer in the first half. In the end a couple of missed tackles cost us …

10th December 2017 in: Rugby
taunton_titans

Taunton Titans end the toughest fortnight they could possibly have with a home game against high-flyers Cinderford in National Two South on Saturday, writes Barry Knott. Titans beat fourth-placed Redingensians 31-21 at the Commsplus Stadium last weekend and were due to visit leaders Chinnor yesterday. “If the game against Cinderford is anywhere near as good …

3rd December 2017 in: Rugby
bridgewater_albion

Simon Morrell, the Bridgwater and Albion head coach, was pleased with the way his team played at Newent last Saturday, despite their narrow 23-20 defeat. “I’m very disappointed for the boys and I am sure they are really frustrated by the result because they put in an encouraging performance. “Over the last few weeks we …

3rd December 2017 in: Rugby
taunton_titans

Taunton Titans’ prolific points scorer Gary Kingdom has been struggling with a hamstring injury, writes Barry Knott. He suffered the injury against Henley Hawks three weeks ago and had to come off before half-time in the match against London Irish Wild Geese the following weekend. Titans were hoping Kingdom, the leading points scorer in National …

26th November 2017 in: Rugby
taunton_titans

There has been a quiet confidence about Taunton Titans in National Two South this season. Head coach Tony Yapp and his management team released very little about the team’s prospects prior to the start of the season, so supporters did not know what really to expect when the season got underway at what is now …

18th October 2017 in: Rugby
bridgewater_albion

Bridgwater and Albion head coach Simon Morrell remains upbeat, despite his side’s 37-8 home defeat by slick Drybrook in South West One (West) last weekend. Albion were always up against it after they had Shaun Mahoney red carded after 30 minutes. “You’re not going to get back in the game with 14 men on the …

16th October 2017 in: Rugby
taunton_rugby_ground

Taunton Titans’ Hyde Park home will now be called the Commsplus Stadium – after the club’s main sponsor. Commsplus, who are based in Weston-super-Mare, have supported the club for a number of years. Titans spokesman Dick Macey said: “Steve Collard, the owner and CEO, has declared his conviction that Taunton and the Titans are growing …

8th October 2017 in: Rugby
Kevin_Sturmey

Taunton Town have made a flying start to the season. Although knocked out early in The Emirates FA Cup, they are top of Evo-Stik South (West) – and will remain there this weekend because their main rivals are all involved in Cup games. Their main target this season is to win promotion, having reached the …

8th October 2017 in: Football
wellington_rugby

Wellington are showing they have plenty of strength in depth this season. They are being forced to make several changes for each game in the Cornwall and Devon Division, but this has not prevented them winning handsomely recently. Last weekend they triumphed 50-0 away to Plymouth Argaum, despite being forced to make four changes and …

8th October 2017 in: Rugby
taunton_titans

NATIONAL Two South side Taunton Titans have made a number of new signings. They include fly-half Kieran Hill, who scored more than 400 points for Clevedon last season. Still only 20, he is already a county player. Others new to Hyde Park include Conor Baker, a loosehead-prop from Hornets, Rob Allen, a centre from Bridgwater …

7th September 2017 in: Rugby