2017/2018 Principality Premiership
Bedwas 17 v 31 Quins
24 March 2018 - Bridge Field, Bedwas
Carmarthen Quins

Match Report

Quins return to winning ways

After last week’s debacle, the Quins coaches were rewarded with a complete turn around and a performance that could have doubled their scoreline.

With nine changes in the starting line up, they came out determined to avenge that defeat and their forwards were bent on returning to something like their true form. An early attack saw Jac Wilson slice through, only to be brought back for a Quins penalty. They elected to take a scrum, and their power did the rest as Lee Taylor picked up to crash over for the opening score Steffan Jones gave Bedwas their first points with a penalty.

After 18 minutes, a dazzling passing bout by their backs saw the dangerous Dylan Morgan weave his way through to touch down under the posts. Aled Thomas doubled the Quins score with the kick.

This start gave the Quins confidence but not accuracy in their attacks and chances were squandered to the dismay of their supporters. They steadied the ship when, after a series of home errors, the Quins drove play up field for Dylan Morgan to once again us his guile and power to cross for his second try. Aled Thomas made the interval score 21-3.

The Quins were caught napping early in the second period for Bedwas to move the ball wide for Adam Williams to cross in the corner, Jones converted.

This score seemed to inspire the Bedwas outfit and Skipper Alun Rees dived over for Jones to further narrow the gap.

This spurred the Quins to pile on the gas and more forward pressure kept play in the home 22, and the Bedwas forwards had no answer to the skills of winning the ball and keeping it that Quins have been showing prior to last week. The Quins were awarded a penalty in the home 22 and because Bedwas questioned the referee, Aron Hemmings took a tap penalty and cheekily dodged through the mesmerised home defence for the bonus point score for Aled Thomas to convert.

A period of Bedwas indiscipline led to several Quins penalties, which kept play in the home 22 and from this stranglehold Aled Thomas took his match total to 11 points with a penalty and a three score lead. The home side had nothing to offer and the bonus point victory keeps them in second place.

Shaun Jones keeps on inspiring his fellow forwards with outstanding qualities and Aron Hemmings is showing a maturity beyond his years. The rest of the Squad are developing into a strong unit now that the Cardiff performance is well and truly put behind them.

The Quins play host to Ebbw Vale on Friday {Good Friday} with a 1.30 p.m. Kick Off. Give yourselves an Easter treat by visiting the Park you will be more than satisfied.

Official : Simon Mills (Wales)

Bedwas Quins