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Match Report
24 October 2017 / Team News

Penallta Vs Dowlais 14/10/2017 Match Report

Dowlais can feel unfortunate to come away from Ystrad Mynach with only a losing bonus point especially after out scoring the Pitmen 3 tries to 2.
Dowlais was put under pressure early in the game but their defence kept the home team at bay. The first entry into the Penallta half saw Dowlais score a gem of a try, a pin point kick by Lloyd Hynes to his right wing  saw Daniel Butler gather the kick and using his pace raced away to touch down wide out.
This was followed by an identical move this time Lloyd Hynes kicked to his left wing allowing Nathan Pritchard to pluck the ball above his opponents head and touch down in the left hand corner.
The game  was end to end and Dowlais just missing out on their third try, two penalties by the home no10 kept the Pitmen in the game.
Dowlais received a double blow just before half time when they lost outside half Lloyd Hynes and centre Tom Griffin.
The second half started with Penallta looking to add to the troubles for the visitors ,and they did with a 7 pointer and the lead.
Another penalty and a try put Penallta ahead 21 -10, but Dowlais was not finished and with the home line under pressure Dowlais scored their third try when from a line out Daniel Snape  powered over.
Dowlais had a chance to win in the final 10 minutes, but blew their chances with a missed penalty to touch, and two lineouts going wrong.
Dowlais can be pleased with their performance against unbeaten Penallta, but the loss of their no 10 and their centre was the turning point, and one can only wonder what if, but the spirit of the team augurs well for the res of the season.
Saturday sees the visit of Nelson kick off 2.30.
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