23 October 2019 / Club News

Second Half Form Wins The Day

After a weeks break Abergavenny returned to league action with Cwmbran visiting Bailey Park in what promised to be a tough encounter with the visitors always a hard uncompromising outfit .

Aber were able to select a more settled side with good availability. Curtis Price, Ryan Morgan and Tom Powell with Dan Horler and Will Evans making up the front five. Ben Roberts, Rhys Dawe and captain Josh Davies were the back row Rhob Connick and Rhod Webster continued at half back.  James Lewis and Nathan Byrne at center with Anthony Squire and the two Butler boys Jacob and Jack making up the back three .

The visitors started the game with a bang and kept the ball well putting the home defence under along period of sustained pressure which eventually resulted in a well struck penalty to take the lead .

From the restart Aber got their hands on the ball and for the next five minutes camped in the oppositions twenty two where they were rewarded with a penalty kicked by Jacob Butler . The rest of the first half was a pretty dour affair with the Abergavenny scrum under pressure so not allowing the home side a steady platform to attack off.  Cwmbran kicked two further penalties and Aber one by J Butler to leave the home side trailing at the break 6-9 .

At half time Aber brought on replacement forwards Rob Lothian and Dan Beavan and they made an immediate impact with the Aber scrum now being dominant and giving the Aber backs go forward ball .

With the side now attacking at every opportunity it wasn't long until the home side took the lead with a try from their inspirational captain Josh Davies converted by Butler who also kicked a penalty to give Aber a 16-9 lead .

Abergavenny now introduced subs Lewis Evans, Ieuan James and Tom Edwards who all added to fuel Abers now purring engine and if it wasn't for a couple of unenforced errors would have added to their score . Eventually the home side did put the result beyond doubt when player-coach James Lewis scored a fine individual try from fifty metres out converted by Jacob Buttler to leave the final score 23-9 to Abergavenny. A good result for the home side against tough opposition who never gave up the fight .

Abergavenny Quins travelled to face Talywain on Saturday but returned home on the back of a defeat mainly due to the lack of a backline and the late withdrawals of several players .

The youth team played at home against Croesyceiliog in a match dedicated  club committee man Tim Watkins who sadly passed away recently . The Youth recorded a fine victory  with Tim's son Ben Watkins scoring the final try of the game. A collection amongst spectators raised £652. 88 to be donated to Velindre Hosptal 1st floor ward. 

Next week Abergavenny first team are away to Croesyceiliog, the bus will leave club 12.30 -12.45 all support welcome . 

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