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Match Report
22 April 2018 / Team News

Dolgellau 49.v.3 Colwyn Bay

Dolgellau 49.v.3 Colwyn Bay

                             [Div 1 North] 21.04.2018


At the end of the day, the result was rendered meaningless, with Bro Ffestiniog  victory against Llangefni, that means both Dolgellau and Colwyn bay will be facing each other in the 2ndDivision next season.

On a glorious afternoon, the visitors started brightly, and came close to scoring from the kick-off.  However they did succeed in taking the lead after three minutes, as stand-off, Henry Morris put over a penalty.  It did not take long for Dolgellau to respond, when centre Henri Roberts, went over wide on the left for a try that de duly converted from a difficult angle to make the score 7-3. 

Going into second quarter, Dolgellau flanker Rob Lewis started and finished a move with the assistance of second row Carwyn Hughes. Again Henri Roberts was accurate with the extra points to make it 14-3. In the last minute of the half, from  quickly taken tap penalty by scrum half Lewis Jones, hooker , Eon Williams forced his way over in the right corner flag.  Henri Roberts put over the conversion from the touchline to give Dolgellau a 21-3 halftime lead.

Stalwart no.8, Dylan Llewelyn crossed for Dolgellau’s fourth try after six minutes to make it 28-3 with Roberts’ fourth conversion. Colwyn Bay made life difficult, with flanker, Harry Jones outstanding, but Dolgellau rammed home their superiority with two well taken opportunist scores to scrum half, Lewis Jones, both from scrums, and with the assistance of no.8 Dylan Llewelyn.  Henri Roberts kept up his 100% with the boot by converting both tries.

But the best was kept to last, as Dolgellau ran from deep with second row, Marius Jones and hooker Eon Williams finding no.8 Dylan Llewelyn to finish off the move in style. Roberts’ perfect record and seventh conversion taking Dolgellau to 49-3.

The match was sponsored by players from Aberystwyth RFC, in memory of Aled Evans, who played for both clubs, to mark the 10th Anniversary of his passing, and the proceeds from match collections will go towards the North Wales Air Ambulance, and the sizable crowd was boosted by representation from Aber RFC as well as family and friends of Aled, to make it a memorable occasion.

Referee: Simon Dignam

Players Fixture player info not published.