Dowlais RFC | 1st Team 19 - 47 Newbridge RFC | 1st Team
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Matthew Mcgovern
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James Gahan
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Robbie Turley
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Match Report
30 September 2019 / Team News

28/09/2019 Dowlais Vs Newbridge Match Report


Dowlais: 19

Newbridge: 47

An unfortunate loss for Dowlais this week, with the team outplayed at home against Newbridge.

For the most part, Dowlais held their own quite well and while not posing much of a threat offensively, managed to keep the score difference reasonable.

Newbridge struck early with an unconverted try but were kept at bay afterwards for a while, with Dowlais slowly inching back towards Newbridge with two penalties, it was then however that Dowlais’ defensive efforts finally broke and conceded a converted try.

From there, Dowlais could only manage another penalty before conceding a penalty try after much pressure from Newbridge.

As the second half began, Dowlais still seemed capable of coming back into the game, and those hopes were strengthened as Dowlais’ offensive efforts finally came to fruition with a converted try touched down by Morgan Powell.

Despite a strong offensive effort following their try, Dowlais’ momentum came to a halt by the hands of another converted try from Newbridge. From here on Dowlais stayed on the receiving end of attacks for the rest of the game, getting in one final penalty before the end, but in turn conceding 3 more converted tries, bringing the game to an end on a dour note. All of Dowlais’ penalties and conversions were kicked by Steve James.

Although Dowlais managed to keep the game from spiralling too far out of control for the first half and some of the second half, their little mistakes soon added up and large mistakes such as the penalty try and conceding easy tries put more pressure on them to score tries which they simply weren’t capable of scoring at the same rate as Newbridge.

In Dowlais’ brief moments of offensive success and taking advantage of Newbridge’s success, they shined as they normally do in such areas. However, this time it seems as though Newbridge’s relentless offense and formidable defense turned out to be too much.

Next week, Dowlais plays Risca away.


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