Fixture

Abergele RFC | 1st Team 20 - 48 Bro Ffestiniog RFC | 1st Team
Ian Aspden
2 Try
Ian Gerallt Roberts
5 Conversion
1 Penalty
Gethin Jones
1 Try
Terrance Alan Lay
1 Try
Carl Anthony Phizackerley
1 Try
Matthew Williams
2 Try

Match Report
25 October 2016 / Team News

A good win on the road

Following two heavy defeats Bro Ffestiniog were back to winning ways as they out scored hosts Abergele by 7 tries to 3 at Pentre Mawr park. The visitors gained a comfortable bonus point in the bag before half time including a first half brace for fly half Mathew Hayden and a try in each half from centre Lee Aspden.
Gele opened the score line with an Owain Davies penalty after Bro were penalised for offside - the centre splitting the posts from 30m.
As its been the case this season Gele started well with plenty of passion but it was some weak tackling that let them down and it was soon clear that Bro would be too strong for the hosts.
The first try came on 15 minutes following a penalty which Ffestiniog chose to kick for touch, the ball was sent out quickly through the backs and Aspden cut through the defence to score under the posts - wing Ian Roberts adding the conversion.
Bro soon extended their lead, second row Terry Lay's stunning try launched from inside his own half after he intercepted a poor pass to score under the posts - Roberts adding the extras.
Abergele put in some fine passages of play - number 8 Josh Woods and lock Tomas Bonds attacked and defended well while fly half Ben Jones tried to put his team on the front foot - but there were too many individual errors and Bro easy turned Gele over.
The third try came on the half hour - Gele were penalised deep inside their 22 and Hayden took a quack tap penalty throwing a dummy pass before crossing over, once more Roberts adding the conversion.
Gele were then awarded a lineout five meters from Bro's try line, quick clean hands spread the ball one way then the other but Bro's defence pressurised the hosts into a knock on and from the scrum Bro were able to clear and another attack stopped.
The bonus point try came five minutes from the break, once more Gele were penalised and Hayden took advantage with another quick tap to Bro number 8 Dewi James who raced down the left wing before putting Hayden through to score under the posts - another easy conversion for Roberts.
Gele's first try came just before half time- following a strong run from inside his own half by full back Rich Medicott, they recycled well before wing Tomo Coathup crossed for an unconverted try in the corner and the sides went into the break with the score at 8 - 28.
From the re-start Bro were awarded a penalty which Roberts converted from 35m.
The hosts dominated the next ten minutes as Ffestiniog could not get out of their half but Gele could not pierce through Bro's defence.
Aspden found a gap in Gele's defence and combined well with hooker Tom James who was clear through but for a try saving tackle from Gele's Ben Jones.
Bro were now back on top and scrumaging well, Gele were penalised for collapsing a scrum so Bro chose another set scrum and pushed over - scrum half Gethin Jones claiming the unconverted try.
With Gele's front row struggling the match then went to uncontested scrums. Gele were awarded a scrum on the half way line and manufactured a try through a strong run from Bonds before recycling quickly and creating an overlap for Coathup to score in the corner - Davies unable to add the conversion. 
Bro then scored two quick tries which all but sealed the victory, another quick tap penalty put the home side on the back foot and two phases later Carl Phizackerley crashed over for an unconverted try.
The seventh Bro try came from the restart, substitute fly half Rhys Jones gathering the kick and sprinted down the wing before offloading to Aspden to score under the posts - Roberts successful with his final conversion of the match.
With only minutes left Phizackerley was then yellow carded for deliberately slowing the ball, Owain Davies took a quick tap and crossed for a try which he also converted.
Bro now have two free Saturdays, but will welcome Mold to caeau Dolawel on the 12th of November in what should be an entertaining match. The Wales v Argentina game will be shown live afterwards with kick off 5:30pm as will the Wales v Serbia football match, kicking off at 7:45pm.
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