ANOTHER LOSING BONUS POINT

Quins  7  Aberavon 9

Clubs that play in the Premier Division have earned the right to expect fair and competent Officials. Unfortunately, this was not the case in this match. His lack of ability spilled over to the players, and this caused a hesitant approach resulting in both teams playing well below their expectancy and a low scoring lethargic performance did little to enthuse either sets of supporters.

Both sides normal expansive style was curtailed by strange decisions and many mistakes were made. A Quins attack was charged down in the Wizards 22 and play was quickly taken into the Home 22 and only desperate defence saved the day. After 17 minutes a mystery decision gave James Garland the chance to open the scoring with a 25-meter penalty. Back came the Quins and when play was broken up near the visitors line a clearance kick was wind assisted and play was once again in the Quins 22. This was defended and cleared only to see a Quins attack break down and yet another clearance was taken into the Quins 22 and up stepped Garland to land his second penalty.

A series of aimless kicking followed and when a Quins power play drove them into the Vicarage corner, the Quins line out promised everything only to see a ‘not straight’ throw end the half with the Wizards in front 0-6.

From the restart another Quins power play surge took play up to the visitor’s line and the Wizards were unable to cope with the strength of Ed Siggery who crashed over for Aled Thomas to give the home the lead with the conversion. Play was not allowed to flow with a series of interruptions by the Referee and this frustrated both sets of supporters as well as the players and this led to a disappointing half hour that was ended with yet another mystery decision and yes you have guessed it, an Aberavon penalty. Garland was on target to re take the lead and ultimately the match points and a sad reflection on the man in the middle.

Dylan Morgan played his 100th League match for the Quins and he continues to be a danger when ever in possession, this mile stone is within the realms of both Aled Thomas and Lee Taylor who stand on 99 League matches.

 

The next match will be away to RGC1404 on March 2nd and with Round 3 of the Six Nations come along to the Club to view the games on our ‘big’ screens. France take on Scotland @ 1415 followed by the BIG MATCH Wales v England @ 1645. Happy hour prices and Snacks available

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3