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Ruthin RFC | 1st Team 16 - 15 Nant Conwy RFC | 1st Team
Dafydd Lloyd
Try 1
Jack Wilson
Try 1
Nathan Huw Jones
Penalty 2

Match Report
24 September 2017 / Team News

Rhuthun 16 Nant Conwy 15

Ruthin continued their good start to the season with a narrow win over Nant Conwy in a hard fought and entertaining game at Cae Ddol.  The Blues went on the attack straight away but solid defence by Nant denied them any points until 10 minutes in when fly half Nathan Jones kicked a penalty goal.  Nathan had another chance a few minutes later but the ball hit the upright.  The game was fast moving with both sides trying to gain ascendancy and it was the home side that widened the gap with a try in the corner from full back Dafydd Lloyd.  Ruthin then had to withstand an onslaught from the visitors and managed to clear their lines with a kick upfield by Lloyd and were then awarded a kickable penalty and Nathan slotted it over.  The visitors went straight back on the attack and in  the last 5 minutes before half time fly half Arthur Lennon scored a penalty goal and converted a try by full back Sion Pringle to bring the score up to 11-10 to Ruthin at the break.  After the break Nant continued testing the home defence and 5 minutes in Carwyn Davies scored their second try putting them ahead for the first time in the match at 15-11.  For the next 20 minutes or so the Blues barely moved out of their own half as they defended magnificently against a thrusting Nant attack.  Eventually the play moved to Nant’s half and after Ruthin had their turn at making life difficult for the opposition defence, hooker Jack Wilson burst over the Nant try line to put the Blues in the lead again at 16-15.  A tense few minutes ensued as the game could still have gone either way with one score but it remained at 16-15 when the whistle blew for full time.Ruthin continued their good start to the season with a narrow win over Nant Conwy in a hard fought and entertaining game at Cae Ddol.  The Blues went on the attack straight away but solid defence by Nant denied them any points until 10 minutes in when fly half Nathan Jones kicked a penalty goal.  Nathan had another chance a few minutes later but the ball hit the upright.  The game was fast moving with both sides trying to gain ascendancy and it was the home side that widened the gap with a try in the corner from full back Dafydd Lloyd.  Ruthin then had to withstand an onslaught from the visitors and managed to clear their lines with a kick upfield by Lloyd and were then awarded a kickable penalty and Nathan slotted it over.  The visitors went straight back on the attack and in  the last 5 minutes before half time fly half Arthur Lennon scored a penalty goal and converted a try by full back Sion Pringle to bring the score up to 11-10 to Ruthin at the break.  After the break Nant continued testing the home defence and 5 minutes in Carwyn Davies scored their second try putting them ahead for the first time in the match at 15-11.  For the next 20 minutes or so the Blues barely moved out of their own half as they defended magnificently against a thrusting Nant attack.  Eventually the play moved to Nant’s half and after Ruthin had their turn at making life difficult for the opposition defence, hooker Jack Wilson burst over the Nant try line to put the Blues in the lead again at 16-15.  A tense few minutes ensued as the game could still have gone either way with one score but it remained at 16-15 when the whistle blew for full time.

 

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