Cross Keys
2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Cross Keys 13 v 23 Quins
10 March 2018 - Pandy Park, Cross Keys
Carmarthen Quins

Match Report

Quins top the table after a win in Gwent

The Quins moved to the top of the Premier Division after this ten point victory in Gwent. This is the first time that they have topped the division since they have been in the Premier,this late in March.

They made just four changes from the Bargoed encounter, keeping the same back line up for consecutive matches. The inclement weather made it difficult to entertain or run the ball in the Quins way, so they had to settle for a forward slog which they did with great efficiency and out played the home side in both tight and loose. Haydn Pugh and Lee Taylor were supreme in the line out and Javan Sebastian, Torin Myhill  and Gethin Robinson are developing into a very formidable front row.

The home side opened the scoring with a Josh Prosser penalty after six minutes, only to see the Quins quickly respond from the restart with a powerful forward surge and clever handling to give Shaun Jines the chance to smash over for a try which was converted by Steffan Marshell.

With back play out of the question the forward domination of the Quins led to the inevitable penalty, Steff  Marshall increased the Quins lead after 13 minutes. More close passing and forward orientated play by the Quins gave Marshall another two penalties before the interval to see them lead 16-3.

The Quins back row of Shaun Evans Rich Bloomfield and Shaun Jones were outstanding and gave the home side little or no chance of making any headway or any kind of threat. An injury to Myhill saw  Rhod Clancy join the fray and he soon made his presence felt with a well taken try for Marshall to add the points. The home side to their credit did make some kind of revival and scramble two unconverted tries  but the damage had been done and the Quins ran out comfortable winners and move to the top of the Premier.

Next Saturday Cardiff are the visitors to the Park with a  11.30 a.m. kick-off. So why not make it a day out and stay at the Club to watch the final day of the Six Nations and see a victory over France keep the Welsh team in  second place?

Attendance: 450

Official : Elgan Williams (Wales)

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