Pwllheli RFC | 1st Team 13 - 13 Dolgellau RFC | 1st Team
Deio Brunelli
Try 1
Osian Jones
Conversion 1
Penalty 2

Match Report
15 October 2014 / Team News

Pwllheli RFC 13 Dolgellau RFC 13

A sizeable crowd came to support their teams. The pitch and weather were perfect for rugby.

The game started well for Pwllheli. Using their well drilled pack they made ground on the left. As early as the eighth minute they trundled towards the Dolgellau line for prop Alwyn Trenholme to reach for the line. Unfortunately the try was not awarded as the referee was unsighted. Eleven minutes in Pwllheli took the lead with an Osian P.Jones penalty. Dolgellau came back strongly into the game and they were duly rewarded with a nineteenth minute penalty by centre Gareth Hughes. With Dolgellau using the breeze effectively they kept the pressure on Pwllheli. Pwllheli's defence was solid until the fortieth minute of the half when with the last kick of the half Gareth Hughes gave Dolgellau the lead with his second penalty.

The second half started well for the visitors. They took full advantage of a series of penalties against Pwllheli to make ground. Six minutes in it was fly half Gerwyn Thomas who reaped the befits of hard work by his pack to score wide out. 

Gareth Hughes added a fine conversion. This seemed to shake Pwllheli from their lethargy and on eight minutes full back Deio Brunelli finished off a sweeping move to touch down. Osian P.Jones added the conversion. Pwllheli now upped a few gears and were camped in the Dolgellau twenty. The home side pack now had the edge but Dolgellau were still a big threat as they used their backs to good effect. Once again Pwllheli errors gifted the opposition several breakaway chances and only last ditch defending kept them out. Pwllheli settled again and pressed for a score but it took until the thirty fourth minute for Jones to kick a penalty to level the scores. At the death Dolgellau could have won the match but a relatively straightforward penaty drifted wide.

This was a game that Pwllheli could well have lost so the two points for a draw  were a bonus. Surprisingly this was enough to take Pwllheli up to third in the table. The matches don't get any easier as Pwllheli visit Champions Bala on Saturday in yet another key fixture.

Pwllheli seconds trounced their Dolgellau counterparts by 84 - 0. They are away to Bala on Saturday .


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