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Match Report
17 October 2016 / Team News

Pontycymer RFC 26 - 12 Tonna RFC

Pontycymer welcomed unbeaten Division 3 West Central 'C' outfit Tonna to Lawrence Park for this Welsh Bowl Round Two clash. It was the home side who held all the aces.
Pontycymer broke the dead-lock in the second minute when full back Jason Bishop crossed outwide. Just when the Lawrence Park faithful had settled back down into their seats the Green and Ambers were at it again and after a series of rucks and mauls the ball fell into the hands of outstanding all-action hooker Scott Forrester, who scored in the corner.

Back came the visitors with a converted try making it game on at 10-7. Outside half Ieuan Evans edged his side further in front with a monster touch-line penalty and then minutes later it was Ponty's box-office pivot Evans who stole the show as the very talented outside half ghosted his way past a wall of defenders with his trade-mark mazey running style to score Pontycymers third try with Evans added the extras himself along with another penalty. Tonna scored another try just on the stroke of half time and when both sides stopped for a well deserved breather in this high-octane encounter it was the Garw Valley outfit who took a well deserved 23-12 lead.

Just after half time it was fly-half Evans who kicked the only score of the second half with a long range penalty. Pontycymer did not help themselves when they were reduced to 13 men due to indiscipline. The Lawrence Park side rang the changes with Steve Lacey replacing Lloyd Webb in the boiler-house, Kyle Galtry replaced classy Ryan John in the centre and there was huge second half performances for Ponty from powerhouse prop Ricky Griffiths, lock Dylan Phillips and wing Garin Hawkins. After a fantastic all round team effort it was the Green and Amber army who made sure it was them who went into the hat for the round three draw.

This Saturday Pontycymer travel to Brynglas to face Pyle who are coached by former Pontycymer prop Gareth Edwards.

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