Llanharan RFC | 1st Team 10 - 14 Dowlais RFC | 1st Team

Match Report
09 October 2016 / Team News


This was the first visit by Dowlais  to LLANHARAN who are celebrating 125 years of Rugby, so this was going to be a huge test for Dowlais.
The first half was very frustrating for the visitors who dominated the half , but  two missed penalties, and several try attempts went begging. At halftime  Llanharan  led 3-0 courtesy of a Lewis Williams penalty.
The second half saw Dowlais reduced to 13 men with both of their props sin binned, and this is when Llanharan went 10 points clear with a try from Ross Richards and a conversion from Lewis Williams   .
Then the Dowlais fight back started, with the utilization of their bench ,the Dowlais pack had the home eight in all sort s of trouble and starting to get on top.
From a rare Llanharan attack the ball was turned over by second row Dai Kelly who passed to Lloyd Hynes who kicked for the home corner, it did not appear to be a problem  with the full back shepherding  the ball into the corner, he failed to see wing Jake Howard steaming up too late ,fumbled the ball and Jake Howard pounced for a fine opportunist try, and Lloyd Hynes converting from a wide angle.
The Dowlais eight were now in total control and a burst by Captain Adam Cullen was taken on by Simon Griffiths who crossed for try to win the game ,and Lloyd Hynes converting. Dowlais then saw the game out to achieve an excellent win against one of the favourites to win the league.
The foundations of this win must go down to the front five, of young prop Ben Morgan, hooker Jamie Chamberlain and stalwart prop James Cross, and their replacement front row colleagues, Chris Williams and Kieron Barnett, second rows Dai Kelly and Craig Lynch. The man of the match which could have been anyone of the 20man squad was player coach Kristian Owen who is playing his best rugby since joining Dowlais.
Saturday sees the visit of old rivals Porth to Klondyk for only the second home fixture after three tough away games ,k.o.2.30
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