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Match Report
14 September 2016 / Team News

Abergavenny travelled to Blackwood on Saturday to play a league fixture for the first time in many a year. The coaches made very few changes from the previous week with only Jacob Butler and Rob Morgan coming into the back three and Dan Beavan and  Robert Sevenoaks into the pack.

Aber started the game well keeping the ball and playing controlled rugby, the forwards did not have it all their way with the big abrasive Blackwood pack making the away side work extremely hard for any possession. The backs repaid their forwards efforts by making good inroads into the home teams half with center Dan Smith looking dangerous every time he had the ball. After a sustained period of pressure center Gareth Beavan managed to break the defence and evade the full back to score a try under the posts converted by Rhodri Webster to give Aber the lead. From the restart the clarets seem to switch off and some poor kicking out of defence and some lacklustre tackling allowed the home side to draw level with a well taken try and conversion. Abergavenny went straight back on the attack and soon had the home side under continuous pressure forcing them to give away numerous penalties two  were kicked by Webster to give Aber a 7-13 lead. Before half time Blackwood kicked a penalty to leave the score 10 -13.

The second half was a case of not if but when Aber would increase their score as they pressurised the home sides line for long periods coming close on several occasions but just not quite being able to finish.The game finished with no further score and Abergavenny we're delighted with an away win.

This week however has been tinged with sadness at the loss of Eunice Aylett, life member of Abergavenny RFC and wife of former chairman Mike,Eunice had been a stalwart supporter of Abergavenny R F C for many years and will be greatly missed, our thoughts and condolences are with Mike and all the family.

Next week Abergavenny are away to Pontypool United 2.30 kick off.

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