Menai Bridge RFC | 1st Team 8 - 58 Dolgellau RFC | 1st Team
Danny Evans
2 Try
Kage Jakubiec
1 Try
Robert Pugh
1 Try
Gerwyn Rhys Pugh
1 Try
Daniel James Brazier
4 Conversion
1 Try
Gerwyn Meilir Thomas
1 Try
Osian Morris
1 Try
Bryn Ellis Jones
2 Try

Match Report
11 September 2016 / Team News

Menai Bridge 8 .v. 58 Dolgellau

[Div 2 North  West] 10.09.2016

The scoreline suggests an easy passage for Dolgellau, but they were made to work extremely hard for every one of their 10 tries. Their clinical finishing putting a cruel look to the final score, whilst the match was a personal triumph for Dolgellau second row Danny Evans who capped an outstanding performance with a brace of tries.

Evans' first score came after only five minutes to finish off a move started in his own half by Dolgellau flanker, Dylan Llewelyn. However only two minutes later Menai Bridge stand-off  Dion Mc Grath put his side on the scoreboard with a penalty, only for Evans' second try to come on the ten minute mark after centre Dan Brazier break upfield, to put Dolgellau 3-10 ahead.
Menai Bridge's young side were committed to the cause and intent on building on an opening day win at Bangor, but they lacked experience and Dolgellau crossed for three further first half tries. Second row Bryn Jones, full back Gerwyn Pugh and centre Dan Brazier going over, with Brazier converting all three to make it 3-31 at break.

The visitors' first try only two minutes after the break was a peach. Full back Gerwyn Pugh glided down left touchline, and all the backline was used to move ball to right wing Kage Jacubiec who exchanged passes with centre Gareth Hughes before going over himself for a great team try.

Dolgellau skipper, Dewi Thomas and flanker Leon Brooks combined to put scrum half Osian Morris in for Dolgellau's seventh try to make it 3-43 with Brazier's conversion. However Menai Bridge, to their credit, engineered a period of pressure themselves and were duly rewarded whan centre Dave Williams broke free that eventually saw full back Rowan Brooker go over in the corner for a richly deserved try to make it 8-43.

But the visitors who drove home their overall superiority, scoring three further tries to wing Rob Pugh, second row, Bryn Jones  crossing for his second of the match to cap another memorable performance in only his second senior game, and former skipper, Gerwyn Thomas completed the scoring crossing late on to make it  8-58.

Match referee : Amanda Lattuca