Pwllheli RFC | 1st Team 15 - 28 Nant Conwy RFC | 1st Team
Osian Jones
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Dafydd Anwyl Williams
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Match Report
26 January 2017 / Team News


The ‘match of the day’ in North Wales no doubt took place at Bodegroes Parc on a sunny winter’s afternoon with the conditions perfect for a scintillating game of rugby in front of a very large number of home, away and neutral supporters.


Pwllheli, having won the league match in Pant Carw 37-24 in September and the Conway Land Rover North Wales Cup encounter 21-12 on new year’s eve, were firm favourites on paper but there was a will and determination to win in the Nant Conwy camp from the outset.


The visitors grabbed their first try within three minutes of the start when a missed tackle allowed speedster Jack Moriarty to cross in the corner. The coversion was missed but five minutes later outside half Delwyn Jones was successful with a penalty for a high tackle to increase the lead. Similarly, and within two minutes, Osian Parry Jones of Pwllheli succeded with a penalty to reduce the deficit.


Both teams attacked and defended with precision for the next fifteen minutes but again Moriarty found a gap and sped down the left wing to score, leaving a trail of defenders. Jones, the outside half converted to open a gap of 3-15 in the score but Pwllheli were not to be denied and after a lot of interpassing in mid-field, winger Parry Jones squeezed in at the corner to give a half time score of 8-15 to the visitors.


The second half similarly produced exciting rugby and whereas the home side forwards were probably stronger and more disciplined, the visitors dominated the lineouts. Delwyn Jones kicked a penalty early on for Nant but the visitors were under pressure for fully five minutes until No 8 and former captain Dafydd Anwyl found a way over the try line to dot down. Parry Jones converted to bring the scores to 15-18.


Two minutes later, Delwyn Jones had another penalty opportunity and was successful with a penalty, but the final scoring opportunity was taken seven minutes later by Nant’s No 8 and captain Carwyn Ellis,   an excellently executed try under the posts. Delwyn Jones had no difficulty taking the extras.


Thus comes to an end a long list of 30 wins at the home of Pwllheli RFC, the last recorded league loss was appropriately to Nant Conwy on 14th September 2013.


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