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Defeats for Newtown, Llanidloes

Created on 16/10/2019 @ 08:58
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A round-up of the weekend’s rugby action by Gary Williams from Oval Zone Rugby.

With COBRA already out of the WRU Plate and Welshpool unable to raise a team to travel to Whiteheads in South Wales in the WRU Bowl, it was left to Newtown to fly the flag for Montgomeryshire in the WRU cup competitions. 

With home advantage, Newtown would have fancied their chances against an Aberaeron side who they would have known little about. However, it was the visitors who struck early in the game to take a commanding lead early in the game. Newtown fought back in the second half, albeit too late to save the game and they crashed out of the competition by a 7-23 margin.

Llanidloes hosted bottom team Bangor in the North Wales Division Two and would surely have been expecting a result to ease their recent concerns, but it was not to be as Bangor ran in four tries to win with a bonus point 10-26 against a lacklustre home side.

Llanidloes will now be mightily concerned, having been on the end of some hefty away defeats, followed by this defeat in a game they would have expected to win.

On Sunday, COBRA Ladies continued their fine start to the season with a tremendous display of running rugby against a gallant but outclassed Shotton Steel Ladies team.

The Meifod girls racked up over 80 points, winning 84-5. There will be tougher opposition to come for these girls but there is no doubt that they possess a tremendous amount of firepower and will be looking to test themselves against high-flying Caernarfon and Abergele in the coming weeks.

Also enjoying a great win on Sunday morning were Welshpool U14 who defeated Denbigh U14 by 22-12 in the RGC North Wales Under 14 Cup. Unfortunately for the Pool boys, the result won't stand as they were a couple of players short and borrowed some from the opposition with the understanding that, whatever the result, it would be the visitors who progressed to the semi-finals. Heartbreaking for the boys but nevertheless a super performance which bodes well for the future.

WRU Bowl Round 2

Newtown 7 v Aberaeron 23

North Wales Division Two

Llanidloes 10 v Bangor 26

North Wales Youth League

Newtown 12 v Ruthin 7

Mold 22 v COBRA 20

North Wales Women's League

COBRA 84 v Shotton Ladies 5

RGC Under 14 North Wales Cup Quarter Final

Welshpool 22 v Denbigh 12

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