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Match Report
19 May 2018 / Team News

Match report: Menai Bridge 10- 25 Teirw Nant (Gwynedd Cup Final)

A thoroughly entertaining match was enjoyed by a large crowd that came out with the sun. Both teams looked to play a high tempo game, through forward drives and strong running backs. There was no great contrast in style, however Nant took their opportunities and managed the game, leading from 5 minutes and never going behind. Iwan Jones scored the first try, powering over from close range after smashing a tackle. The try was converted by Gwion Ellis Jones. Bridge then enjoyed a good period of possession and territory and were rewarded with a Dion McGrath penalty to take the score to 3 - 7. The tale of the half was Bridge possession and stubborn Nant defence. Nant were awarded a penalty and Ellis Jones slotted it over to extend their lead. Bridge then pressed hard up until the final stages of the half, however it was Nant who scored in the crucial final minutes through an unconverted Derwyn Williams try. The half closed at 3-15 to the visitors.

The second half continued in a similar vein to the first. Bridge enjoyed possession and territory, but failed to trouble the scorers. Nant were ruthless when opportunities were presented and a further Ellis Jones penalty was followed by a scintillating running try scored from out wide by the pacey Carwyn Owen. The conversion by Caron Evans took the score to 3-25. Bridge dug deep and were finally rewarded for their efforts when Adam Goodwin scored a try from the edge of a try line ruck. McGrath converted and the score was 10-25. Despite Bridge's best efforts they couldn't close the gap any further and the close came with Nant taking the cup.

A very enjoyable match was a credit to both teams. Gwynedd Districts presented a new cup to Teirw Nant, worthy winners of  a league and cup double.

Report by Menai Bridge Rugby Correspondent Isla Rheng.

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