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07 January 2020 / Club News

Talywain Lose Unbeaten Record at Bailey park

Abergavenny 31 Talywain 19

Abergavennys last game of the festive period was a home fixture against top of the table and previously undefeated Talywain and what a cracker it turned out to be . Once again the Aber side had a settled look about it with only minimal changes from the previous week Joe Evans Jack Buttler and Anthony Squire returned to strengthen the three quarters .

The game started at a cracking pace with both sides showing great intent on playing attacking rugby but it was the home side that struck first when after some brilliant interplay between backs and forwards flanker Alex Howes crossed for the opening score converted by Jacob Butler to give the home side the lead .

From the restart Aber secured the ball but a loose kick out of defence enabled the Talywain backs to attack from deep and aided by some dubious defence scored under the posts to level the scores . The rest of the first half was all one way traffic as Aber produced their best period of controlled attacking rugby that we have seen all season producing two excellent tries, one from wing Jack Butler and the other from centre James Lewis both excellently converted by  Jacob Butler to give Abergavenny a well deserved 21-7 half time lead .

From the onset of the second half Talywain showed their true metal and took the game to their opponents with gusto and for twenty minutes the home side had to defend for their lives. Eventually after a long period of attacking Talywain got their just rewards with a converted try to bring them right back into the game 21-14 .

It was now that this Aber side showed their true character once again taking the game by the scruff of the neck and responding with three clinical scores ,a fine try by Joe Evans and a penalty and a conversion from Jacob Butler taking the score to 31-14 .

As the game drew to a close Talywain threw everything at Aber to try and claw back a score and were rewarded with a unconverted try right at the death to leave the final score 31-19 .

This was Abergavennys best display of the season against a very good Talywain side and consolidates their third place in the league. Next Saturday Aber travel to Ringland Newport to take on Hartridge in what will be another tough encounter , all support much needed.

On Saturday Abergavenny Quins travelled to Carleon once again with a youthful looking side thanks to the inclusion of several of the older youth players and recorded a terrific 36-0 victory with tries from Fryer, two  from Sam Phillips and Matt Charles.

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