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Match Report
16 September 2019 / Team News

14/09/2019 Brynmawr Vs Dowlais Match Report

BRYNMAWR 26pts. DOWLAIS 14pts.
Dowlais started brightly and were soon to take the lead when  Lloyd Hynes neatly chipped the covering defence and then
retrieved his kick to touch down. The conversion was kicked by Sion Martin. Dowlais then proceeded to hand the initiative back to the home team, they had a kick charged down which led to a try, then a yellow card and a penalty try, quickly followed by Brynmawr third try , three missed penalties did not help the Dowlais cause which meant that Dowlais was now chasing the game after a bright start, and the half time score was 19-7 to  Brynmawr.
The second half  showed far more spirit and determination from Dowlais and if they had taken their chances the score line could have been much closer. A break by the Brynmawr no 10 Butler opened up the Dowlais defence together with some weak tackling gave the home side their bonus point try.
But Dowlais kept attacking and some smart moves by Marcus Clyne and Sion Martin kept Brynmawr on their toes. The Dowlais replacements added some urgency to proceedings with Lloyd Morgan and Joel Braddock carrying strongly. From a move started on the half way line the ball was moved through the back line and ended up with Joel Braddock crossing under the posts, the extras added by Sion Martin. Dowlais deserved to come away with at least a losing bonus point , and this looked as if this would be achieved when Tom Griffin broke from his 22 and beat several defenders only with no support he was hauled down and penalised. Dowlais can be quite pleased with their second half performance equaling the home side with a try each. On reflection if Dowlais had taken their chances and kicked their penalties the result could have been different, but on previous games against Brynmawr when Dowlais have been heavily defeated, they can take some confidence into Saturdays Cup game against Abergavenny k.o.2.30
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