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Weak tackling costs 2nds

Created on 10/02/2011 @ 11:00
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Newtown 2nds completed a miserable weekend of results for the club as they went down heavily to the students of Aberystwyth University.
Playing into a strong first half wind, Newtown started the brighter of the two sides and opened the scoring with full back Danny Hill slotting a penalty from in front of the posts after the students infringed at the breakdown.
However, the lead was short lived, after failing to take the restart, Uni put pressure on Town as they tried to clear their lines and put the ball through hands to cross for the first try of the match.
They increased that lead as they scored their second shortly after to go 12-3 up. Despite being camped in Uni territory for most of the half, Town could not make the breakthrough, and were dealt a blow just before half time as the students broke out once again and with ruthless efficiency, scored their third try, which they managed to convert, taking the sides into half time with Town trailing 17-3.

With the wind and rain easing, Town needed to make a strong start to the second half. However, it was the Uni who virtually sealed the game early in the half, scoring their fourth try to take the match out of sight. The half continued in a similar vein, Town dominating territory but failing to make this factor tell on the scoreboard, and the Students breaking out of defence and capitalising on weak tackling to notch up their fifth and sixth tries. Town were rewarded for their hard work as impressive back row replacement Andy Marriot made yet another strong charge, leading to prolific try scorer Junior Dean crossing in the corner.

Next up are COBRA away in Meifod, where Town can expect yet another tough encounter.

Newtown: G Roberts, R Evans, N Smith, N Farrington, N Heywood, B Lewis, N Owen, J Dean, O Thomas, L Davies, T Yeomans, M Pratten, D Paige, J Allen, D Hill. Reps: K Phillips, G Jones, A Marriot, M Horabin, S Davies


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