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Tumble RFC | 1st Team 32 - 27 Pontarddulais RFC | 1st Team
Joshua Philip Davies
Try 1
Gareth Jones
Try 1
Steffan Price
Try 1
Steven Anthony Hewitt
Conversion 3
Penalty 1
Iwan Rhys Morgan
Try 1

Match Report
29 April 2017 / Team News

Magpies beat Black and Ambers in Thriller

The Magpies welcomed the Black and Ambers of Pontarddulais RFC to Parc y Mynydd Mawr for the final game of the season emerging 32-27 winners in a free flowing thriller of a game. Bont arrived in Tumble still with a mathematical chance of promotion, depending on Tenby United's results in their final two games but encounter a Magpies side rejuvenated in confidence and attacking play after last weekend's bonus point victor over Fishguard. Tumble, who were forced to make seven changes from last weekend's game due to unavailability started like a house on fire and it took only a minute for centre Josh Davies to cross the whitewash for a try that was converted by outside half Steven Hewitt. It only took two minutes for Pontarddulais to hit back when an awkward bounce of the ball saw them to score out wide with a break away try, the conversion was missed. Bont were further ahead after 13 minutes when they scored a converted try to make the score 7-12. It only took three more minutes before scrum half outpaced the cover defence from a scrum to score near the posts, Hewitt again converting. On 20 minutes good interlinking play from Tumble saw vetran wing Gareth Jones dive over to make the score 19-12 to the Magpies. Pontarddulais came back into the game and pressure on the Magpies line saw two players being sent to the sin bin, second row Gareth Jones and hard running number 8 Brynmor Jones. With Tumble down to 13 players Pontarddulais capatalised and scored two uncoverted tries in five minutes to take a 19-22 lead. Just on the half time interval Pontarddulais saw a player sent to the sin bin for a transgression at a ruck, up stepped Hewitt to slot over a penalty and make the score 22-22 at half time.

The second half had a lot to live up to and it took a full 26 minutes until the deadlock was broken when Pontarddulais went over for an unconverted try. Tumble pressed but could not find a way through a stubborn Pontarddulais defence before centre Steffan Price burst through and stretched to ground the ball on the whitewash. Hewitt slotted over the conversion to give the Magpies a 29-27 lead after 74 minutes. The result could have gone either way in the following minutes before Pontarddulais conceded a penalty on 80 minutes. Up stepped Hewitt to slot over the penalty and give Tumble the victory and 5 league points to finish the season.

A copy of the match day programme can be found at the following link: http://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-69OGlm5tyIZ1VuTUV0d2c3TGc/view?usp=sharing

Scorers:

Tries - Josh Davies, Iwan Morgan, Gareth Jones, Steffan Price

Conversions - Steven Hewitt x3

Penalty - Steven Hewitt x2

 

Line-Up:

15. James Owens

14. Gareth Jones

13. Steffan Price

12. Josh Davies

11. Sam Jones

10. Steven Hewitt

9. Iwan Morgan

1. Conner Allen

2. Rhys Lewis

3. Kieron Richards

4. Gareth Beynon

5. Hefin Dumbrill (captain)

6. Darren Williams

7. Steffan Owen

8. Brynmor Jones

subs:

16. Jordan Burrows

17. Dai Evans

18. Ryan Lewis

19. Gareth Armstrong

20. Rhodri Jones

 

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