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Match Report
26 September 2017 / Team News

1st XV win away in Machen

Abergavenny travelled to Machen on Saturday for the first time in many years and after a very entertaining game came away with a  good 17-22 away victory.

Again Abers team showed many changes from the week before Josh Davies and Stuart Dixon came into the pack, Rhob Connick and John Owen were at half back and Nathan Byrne and Rhod Webster formed a new center partnership.

The clarets started the game moving the ball at every opportunity  but at the same time playing a well structured game and not allowing Machen much time on the ball. This style of play Abergavenny have adopted this season soon proved fruitful with two excellent tries in the first quarter one scored by Lloyd Holder and the other by center Rhod Webster who converted both and added a penalty to leave the half time score 3-17 to the visitors.

The second half was a different game with the home side playing a tight driving game and giving the Abergavenny defence plenty of work to do. After defending manfully for long periods Aber managed to get out of their own half and really against the run of play scored their third try by no8 Josh Davies to give them a 3-22 lead. Machen now flooded their replacements on and reverted back to their direct bludgeoning attacking style puting Aber under tremendous pressure for the remainder of the game. Abergaveeny now used their replacements with Joe Symonds replacing Cj Woodhouse Ryan Williams (Southy) coming on in the center for Byrne and coach Nathan Thomas replacing Stuart Dixon, these all threw thereselves into the defensive effort but eventually the home side scored two tries to gain a bonus point out of defeat, the final score being 17-22 and a very good away victory for Aber.

Next Saturday we are at home to old rivals Monmouth kick off 2.30 come along and support your team .

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