30 October 2017 / Club News

Monmouth 61 Penybanc 12

The Tigers made the long trip to East Wales on Saturday in the third round of the Swalec bowl. The final score suggests that it was a one sided affair but the away side more than played their part. After 10 minutes, Banc should have been 2 tries up but squandered both opportunities. As is often the case, the home side pulled away, scoring 2 tries straight after. Their dangerous full back being the architect. The Banc set piece was once again solid but gaps were being found and the hosts took full advantage, scoring another few before half time.

Banc again started the better in the second half, with wing Will Griffiths causing the hosts all sorts of problems. Ill-discipline started to creep into their game and the ref duly awarded them 2 yellow cards. This allowed Banc to get on the scoreboard with a try from wing Dan Roberts. The second came from some forward grunt. A good lineout take from flanker Cellan Harris saw rampaging prop James Harris grab a second from a well worked maul. Mathew Lloyd added the extras. Banc has several other chances but didn’t manage to get over the line. The visitors scored some great tries to pull away including two from breakaways in the last few minutes which gave them a good win.  Full credit to the hosts who will be a tough nut to crack at home and we wish them well for the rest of the season.

For the Tigers, lock Tim Williams had a great game while prop Zac Rees, making his 100th appearance  in  Banc jersey stood out also. We are on the road again next week with a trip to Nantgaredig.

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