16 September 2018 / Club News

Match Report Rumney V Dinas Powys 15.09.18

On a warm dry September afternoon, Rumney entertained local opposition for the third time in a row. This time up it was the turn of Dinas Powys and the team knew they were in for a tough encounter following a narrow loss and draw against them last season

The Rumney coaches selected a team that included five players from last season’s successful youth squad. There was a late withdrawal that saw Chris Maton replace Joe Morgan due to sickness.

The game started at a lively pace and the young Rumney side played into the Dinas half. Rumney were awarded a scrum and the pack put pressure on their opponents resulting in a penalty. Regan Mahoney was successful in his attempt.

After the restart, Rumney regained possession and played into Dinas territory. The backs were released and after some good interlinking play, Regan Mahoney scored a try.

Dinas responded immediately. With a lineout on the Rumney 22 a powerful drive by one of the Dinas forwards and poor defence resulted in a Dinas try straight away, converted by ex Rumney player Ben White, score now 8-7.

Regan Mahoney relieved pressure when Rumney were rewarded with another penalty, score now 11-7.

When Dinas kicked a loose clearance kick, Rumney centre Tom Maton regathered the ball and with strong running evaded several Dinas defenders, he offloaded and with some great interlinking passing Callum MacDonald finished the move with a try in the corner.

Half time score 16-7.

Dinas Powys drew first blood in the second half when their centre looked as though he was about to fumble the ball but caught it over the Rumney heads. Try for Dinas 16-14.

Dinas now sniffed that they had the momentum and continued to attack against Rumney. They held possession for long periods of time, but the Rumney defence held well especially when they were parked on Rumney’s try line.

Then suddenly against the run of play, young second row Tom Rogers Intercepted and sprinted 50 yards to score and make it 21-14.

Dinas were desperate to respond and started to play from deep. A loose pass was picked up Regan Mahoney and he sprinted to the try line. He converted his own try to make it 28-17

Rumney held off for the rest of the match and picked a bonus point win for the second week in a row. A positive team effort and pleasing to see the potential of the squad.

The man of the match: Special mention must be given to Rob Rowley for his display and leadership in the match. Man of the match went to Tucker Maton

Next week Rumney are away to newly promoted Gilfach Goch where another tough encounter awaits.

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