Aberavon Quins RFC | 1st Team 66 - 30 Porthcawl RFC | 1st Team
Owen Kennerley
Try 1
Lewis Cronin
Try 1
Kyle Broom
Conversion 7
Dylan Mclachlan
Try 2
Niall Price
Try 2
Callum Beynon
Try 1
Thomas Prescott
Try 1
Foard Cooksley
Conversion 1
Try 2

Match Report
22 September 2019 / Team News

Aberavon Quins RFC 66-30 Porthcawl RFC.

Aberavon QUINS 66 Porthcawl 30

The Quins powered their way into the second round of the National Plate with a resounding win over Porthcawl. The foundation of the victory was laid by the front row trio of Pugh, Hopkins and Helson allied to the block busting running of No.8 MacLachlan.

Playing into a very strong wind the Quins expected to be up against it but a strong run from Maclachlan took play to the visitors line and flanker Niall Price crashed over for a try. Fly half Foard Cooksley  had a superb game despite picking up a leg injury which left him limping for a long period. Porthcawl were made to defend grimly but a smart counter led to a try for Jack Robbins, Josh White converted to put his side ahead. The Quins eight led by Skipper Bowen carried the ball well against the strong wind but it was a Cooksley run that set up an attacking maul for MacLachlan to crash over, Cooksley converted. The visitors hit back and were rewarded with a Josh White penalty goal. Much of the advantage Porthcawl enjoyed with the wind boosting their Line kicking was nullified by efficient line out play where Quins hooker Hopkins found locks Beynon and Bowen with unerring accuracy. A trademark rolling maul produced a second try for Price. The Quins then showed they were not all about the forwards when Cooksley, Cronin and Broom put in some spectacular runs and a try from Tom Prescott converted by Kyle Broom made it 24-16 at half time after White goaled another penalty for Porthcawl. The Quins forwards marred their performance by conceding penalties and White kept his team in touch with a third penalty,  It became clear that the visitor’s pack could not match the home eight’s pace and power. Cooksley knifed his way through for a score. Broom converted. Porthcawl refused to roll over and a smashing counter attack put Robinson over for a try improved by White. Maclachlan, in between flattening would be tacklers grabbed his second try. Open side Jonny Thomas appeared everywhere in attack and defence and scrum half Kennerley set up an attack for Cooksley to cross, Broom converted and it was that man MacLachlan set up Beynon for a try. Broom converted. A solo effort resulted in a spectacular try converted by Broom who also contributed much with incisive running, Kennerley and Beynon scored late tries for the Quins while Rosser grabbed a consolation try converted by Phillips for Porthcawl. A convincing win but the conceding of 30 points is food for thought for the Quins coaches.


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