Babas look to keep up the pressure

By WSFP reporter   |   Newsdesk   |
Saturday 12th March 2022 7:00 am
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MINEHEAD Barbarians will be looking to pull off the season’s double over Tor when the seasiders play away to their rivals in Somerset Premier today.

The Babas chalked up a convincing 28-10 home win over Tor when the sides met in West Somerset at the end of November.

"I think we have more players available this weekend," said Minehead’s head coach Mick Orton. "It was a pity we were not able to play Stothert & Pitt last weekend but they cried off handing us the points.

Orton added: "Obviously we wanted to play the game. But I think every club in the country has been struggling for players at some point this season.

"Our job is to try and field two sides every week. We just want to play rugby and not worry about anything else."

Minehead were awarded the points against Stothert and they stay fourth, two points behind Weston super Mare 2nd XV with a game in hand.

"However, the cancelled game does not affect the points for or against column," said Orton. "That’s where it is a little unfair. It could be that this might be important at the end of the season, but it won’t affect us."

Tor are currently 12th in the table, having won only four of their 20 league matches. They slumped to a 90-5 loss away to Wells last weekend.

Minehead Barbarians 2nd XV, who are second from bottom in Somerset Two South, play at home to Martock who have won only one of their 16 matches this season and are in minus-points territory.

Minehead put up a spirited display in losing only 24-0 at Wiveliscombe last weekend against a side which still have a good chance of winning the title. Chard are the current leaders.

Meanwhile Wiveliscombe, now tenth in Western Counties West after their 45-26 home win over Honiton, have a tough away match against third-placed Truro tomorrow.

The outstanding side in this division, however, are Wadebridge Camels who have won all 21 of their matches this season and have piled up 892 points.

Wiveliscombe 2nd XV are away to Wyvern and will be hoping to complete the season’s double over their opponents, having won 52-0 at home in early December.

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