Fixture

Ammanford RFC | 1st Team 15 - 16 Aberavon Quins RFC | 1st Team
Michael Owen
Try 1
Andrew Owens
Try 1
Steffan Howells
Try 1
Lee Thomas Davies
Penalty 1
Gareth John Rees
Conversion 2
Try 1
Steven Darren Colarusso
2 Try
Marc Sheppard
2 Penalty

Match Report
31 January 2017 / Team News

Ammanford 15 Aberavon Quins 16

The Quins were made to defend for long periods as the home pack held the upper hand in the scrums and shaded the early lines-out. The tight Quins defence held and kept the Ammanford first half score to a solitary penalty goal by Davies. It took the Quins twenty minutes to level the scores through a Marc Sheppard penalty goal and just before half time No.8 Conor O'Callaghan picked up from a retreating scrum in his own half and threw a perfect pass to winger Steve Colarusso who made ground along the touchline, an inside pass to flanker Adam Dawe took play into the Amman twenty-two and Colarusso took his return pass to sprint over. The Quins pack came more into the game and gained some good possession. Half backs Nathan Flynn and Ryan Pugh varied their play well and full back Foard Cooksley always looked to counter attack but it was centre Jack Dacey who opened up the defence with a smart break to give Colarusso half a chance and he took it in style for his second try.

Starting the second half 13-3 up the Quins still struggled against the heavyweight home eight and were soon bundled over the line from a scrum five for Mike Owen to score. The home side then took the lead in similar fashion when continuous forward pressure resulted in a Lee Owen try converted by Davies. The Quins forward stuck to their task and were well served by Captain Craig Cox with support from Dale Bowen and Callum Beynon. It was mainly defensive mode but things evened up in the forwards as the Ammanford big men tired. Props Dan Morgan and Dan Helson put in a good shift along side hooker Tyler Hopkins. Sheppard then made it an unlikely win for the Quins with a late penalty goal to maintain their second place in the league.

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