Fixture

Abergele RFC | 1st Team 20 - 16 Ruthin RFC | 1st Team
Anthony Tilley
Try 1
Jack Hughes
Try 1
Owain Sion Davies
Conversion 2
Penalty 2
Ben Taylor
1 Try
Lewis Isaac
2 Penalty
1 Try

Match Report
02 January 2016 / Team News

Abergele 20 Rhuthun 16

Ruthin and Abergele played out another tight match on a soft but heavy pitch with the home side winning 20-16.  Gele were the first to get points on the board with a penalty goal after 8 minutes from full back Owain Davies.  The Blues had the chance to even the score with their own goal attempt but it fell short and after withstanding some incisive Abergele attacks went ahead with a fine individual try from centre Lewis Isaac.  The lead did not last long however as the Blues infringed again within kicking distance of their posts and Davies obliged putting the home side 6-5 up.  Despite some spirited play by Ruthin, Gele’s defence held and the score remained at 6-5 at half time.  Immediately after the restart the Blues regained the lead with a penalty goal kicked by Isaac but then lost it again after being charged off their own scrum at the half way line and losing the ball for Gele players to combine to put wing Jack Hughes over for a try which Davies converted.  The Blues then lost a player to a yellow card and the home side took advantage with a long drive towards the Blues line with flanker Anthony Tilley going over for a try converted by Davies.  At 20-8 it looked as though the visitors might be out of the game but after returning to full strength they played some of their best attacking rugby rewarded with a try by replacement Ben Taylor and a penalty goal by Isaac.  With both sides tiring on the heavy pitch it was Gele who had the most of the last 10 minutes and came near to scoring again in the last move of the game.  The ball was judged to be held up and the whistle blew for full time at 20-16 and the Blues going home with a loser’s bonus point.

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