Fixture

Tumble RFC | 1st Team 24 - 39 Pontarddulais RFC | 1st Team
Steffan Rhys Davies
Try 1
Steffan Rhys Owen
Try 1
Michael William Edwards
Try 1
Steffan Price
Conversion 2
Try 1
George Mbofana
3 Conversion
1 Penalty
Matthew Williams
2 Try
Adrian Killa
1 Try
Jared Lloyd Walters
3 Try

Match Report
17 September 2017 / Team News

Magpies earn Bonus Point in game of two halves

If there was ever a demonstration of the old saying 'a game of two halves' then this was it. Undefeated Pontarddulais arrived at Parc y Mynydd Mawr and started like a train running in two tries within the first four minutes establish 0-12 lead. Things went from bad to worse for the Magies when the Back & Ambers ran in two more tries and a penalty within the first 30 minutes to seal the bonus point. Tumble were all at sea and unable to establish any foothold in the game with Bont breaking through the defence seemingly at will. The last 10 minutes of the first half saw the Magpies start to excerpt some pressure on Pontarddulais and get some possession in the opposition half. Unfortunately Pontarddulais broke through the Tumble defence once more to score their fifth try on the stroke of half time. The Magpies supporters were fearing the worse for the second half with the score 0-34 to Pontarddulais at the break.

The second half saw Tumble gain much more possession and territory than they had had in the first and they started causing Bont more problems in defence. However Tumble's good work in containing the opposition was undone after 19 minutes when Pontarddulais crashed over for their sixth unanswered try of the afternoon. Tumble now emptied their bench and made a number of changes. Suddenly the Magpies had possession and a solid scrum to work off and the last 20 minutes was as if both teams had swapped shirts. Tumble's back play was outstanding with the ball being spread wide at every opportunity. Every time Tumble had the ball it looked like they could break through the Bont defence, with Steffan Price and Iwan Morgan, who had now switched to centre looking extremely dangerous. The Magpies scored 24 unanswered points in this period with tries coming from wing Mike Edwards, replacement number 8 Steffan Davies, openside Steffan Owen and centre Steffan Price. Price also knocked over two conversions. Tumble also lost the ball on two occasions with the try line at their mercy. This was a fantastic effort in the last 20 minutes and showed what this team can do when their minds are on it, with another 15 minutes play it's quite possible that Tumble could have overturned a 0-39 deficit such was the dominance in their play. However we cannot allow teams to build-up such a lead and have to start games in the same way we finish them.

Next week the Magpies make the difficult away trip to Mumbles RFC, who are always a tough opponent.

A copy of the match report can be found at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-69OGlm5tyIdE8xU2ZzdTZhSGc/view?usp=sharing

Scorers:

Tries - Mike Edwards, Steffan Davies, Steffan Owen, Steffan Price

Conversions - Steffan Price x2

Line-up:

15. Scott Jones

14. Sam Jones

13. Gareth Jones

12. Steffan Price

11. Mike Edwards

10. Steven Hewitt

9. Iwan Morgan

1. Steven Rees

2. Jordan Burrows

3. Conner Allen

4. Gareth Beynon

5. Ryan Lewis

6. Gareth Armstrong

7. Steffan Owen

8. Nathan Willard

Subs

16. Dafydd Humphreys

17. Rhys Lewis

18. Jac Edwards

19. Steffan Davies

20. Rhodri Jones

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