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WRU National League
Llangefni RFC 1st Team
Ruthin RFC 1st Team
19/01/2019 14:30

Match Report
02 December 2018 / Team News

Bethesda 20 Rhuthun 22

This was another ‘cliff hanger’ match between two well matched and well drilled sides with the result in doubt until the final minute.  Rhuthun started well and were awarded a try after 5 minutes, scored by 2nd row Cameron Lumsden, as the pack pushed over the Bethesda whitewash.  The home side responded immediately and after 5 minutes of pressure on the Blues defence scrum half Carwyn Williams scored putting the sides even.  Both sides were playing good rugby but finding it difficult to get past strong defences.  After 20 minutes Blues centre Nathan Jones kicked a penalty goal and within a further 10 minutes Bethesda had evened up the scores again with a penalty goal from fly half Gerwyn Thomas.  Just on half time Pesda Centre Steffan Owain got through the visitors’ defence and scored with Thomas converting putting the score at half time 15-8 to Bethesda.  The match continued in the same vein after the break – Rhuthun had to defend well against a concerted Pesda attack for the first 10 minutes or so of the half and did well to eventually clear their lines without going further behind. Back in the home side’s half the Blues were awarded a penalty, kicked for touch, and then drove over Bethesda’s line with No 8 Arwyn Davies getting the try and Nathan converting and scores were equal again at 15-15.  Again Bethesda responded and 15 minutes from full time Ellis Ogwen put them back in the lead with an unconverted try.  In the closing minutes of the match the visitors mounted a ferocious attack, repeatedly launching themselves at the Bethesda defence, and on the 80th minute  the ball was passed to full back Iestyn Davies who scored between the posts and Nathan kicked the conversion and the Blues won 22-20.


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