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Ruthin RFC | 1st Team 25 - 28 Llandudno RFC | 1st Team
Christopher Wyn Davies
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Callum Andrew Bennett
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Penalty 2
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Match Report
08 February 2015 / Team News

Ruthin 25 Llandudno 28

After last week’s stinging loss at Bro Ffestiniog Ruthin were hoping to regain some form in this home game against Llandudno.  Play was pretty even in the first quarter with both sides getting penalty goals from the boots of Callum Bennett (Ruthin) and Rhodri Carlton-Jones (Llandudno).  As in recent games Ruthin didn’t make the most of their opportunities against an organised Llandudno side.  The visitors’ strong running, quick offloading and aggression in the breakdown began to test the Blues defence in the second quarter and after a period of pressure a Ruthin player was sin-binned in the Blues 22.  The visitors opted for a scrum and scrum half Tom Hocknell nipped over for a try converted by Carlton-Jones.  Within minutes Llandudno were back in the home side’s 22 and grabbed another try when No8 Ed Weston went over the whitewash.  Ruthin responded and Bennett kicked another penalty goal and the whistle blew for half time with the Llandudno 15-6 ahead.  The Blues started with some urgency in the second half and but although forcing the visitors to concede two penalties kickable at goal both missed their mark and it was Llandudno that went further ahead with a break by centre Dave Davies for a good solo try.  With their tails up and capitalising on some missed tackles by the home side the visitors went further ahead with their bonus point try by centre Nik Maxwell .   At 25-6 to Llandudno it looked like this was going to be another gloomy day for the Blues but their heads didn’t go down and they began to play with more urgency and aggression.  After some pressure from the Blues Llandudno lost a player with a sin bin and scrum half Will Mitchelmore combined with centre Deian Lloyd Williams to put Bennett through for a try which he converted.  Within minutes full back Kyle Davies launched the Blues back into the visitors’ 22 and captain Chris Davies burst through the Llandudno defence for a try.  The visitors pulled back a penalty goal but Ruthin were still on the boil and Mitchelmore raced over for the Blues 3rd try which Bennett converted.  At 28-25 to Llandudno it looked like Ruthin might snatch an unlikely win but it was too late and the whistle blew for full time.  Ruthin can now look forward to their North Wales Cup Semi final against Dolgellau on Thursday and if their play matches their last quarter play in this match then a second trip in two years to Eirias Park for the final looks likely.

Ar ôl y crasfa ym Mro Ffestiniog wythnos yn ôl, roedd Rhuthun yn gobeithio adennill hyder mewn gêm gartref yn erbyn Llandudno. Roedd y chwarae yn gytbwys rhwng y ddau dim am ugain munud gyda Callum Bennett (Rhuthun) a Rhodri Carlton-Jones (Llandudno) yn cyfnewid ciciau cosb am y gôl.  Unwaith eto methwyd cyfleon gan Rhuthun i wneud y mwyaf o’u meddiant yn erbyn tîm trefnus Llandudno.  Roedd rhedeg grymus yr ymwelwyr, eu dadlwytho cywrain a’u cystadlu brŵd yn ardal y dacl yn gofyn cwestiynau ac ar ôl cyfnod o bwyso, anfonwyd chwaraewr Rhuthun i’r cell cosb.  Dewiswyd sgrym gan yr ymwelwyr yn dilyn y drosedd a sgrïalodd mewnwr Llandudno am gais a chafodd honno ei drosi gan Carlton-Jones.  O fewn munudau roedd Llandudno yn ôl yn 22 Rhuthun ac aeth wythwr Llandudno, Ed Weston drosodd am gais. Ymatebodd Rhuthun gyda chic cosb Bennett yn dod â’r sgôr i 6-15 ar hanner amser.  Dechreuodd y Gleision yn gryf ar ddechrau’r ail hanner gan orfodi dau gic cosb yn erbyn Llandudno ond yn anffodus methwyd y ciciau ac aeth Llandudno’n bellach ar y blaen pan fylchodd canolwr Llandudno, Dave Davies am gais unigol pen i gamp.  Gyda’r ymwelwyr yn llawn hyder a chan wneud y mwyaf o daclo gwael gan y tîm cartref, sgoriwyd pedwerydd cais gan Nik Maxwell gan sicrhau pwynt bonws i Landudno. Gyda’r sgôr yn 6-25 roedd hi’n edrych yn ddu ar Rhuthun; er hyn, doedden nhw ddim am roi’r gorau iddi ac fe ddechreuon nhw chwarae gyda phwrpas ac angerdd. Ar ôl peth bwyso gan Rhuthun gyrrwyd chwaraewr Llandudno i’r cell cosb. Cyfunodd mewnwr Rhuthun, Will Mitchelmore gyda’r canolwr Deian Lloyd Williams i roi Bennett yn y bwlch am drosgais. O fewn munudau wedyn aeth Kyle Davies yn ddwfn i hanner Llandudno a hyrddiodd gapten Rhuthun, Chris Davies trosodd am gais. Ildiwyd triphwynt arall i’r ymwelwyr drwy gic cosb ond parhaodd diwygiad Rhuthun gyda Mitchelmore yn sgorio trydydd cais Rhuthun a Bennett yn ei drosi.  Â’r sgôr yn 25-28 i roedd rhai yn darogan buddugoliaeth anisgwyl i Rhuthun ond roedd hi’n rhy hwyr a’r 80 munud wedi mynd heibio. Gall

 

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