Jac Wilson earned his side’s third away win on the bounce after striking an 84th minute penalty.
Quins debutant Corum Nott and outside half Jac Wilson were stars of the show for the Quins.
After two minutes, Quins entered Ponty’s 22. Jac Wilson spotted Corum on the wing and kicked the ball 30m across the field straight in to Corum’s bread basket. Corum collected, beat the fullback to dot down in the corner. Wilson converted. Quins 7-0.
On the 15 minute mark, Ponty struck back through scrum half Joel Raikes who managed to spot a gap and dive over. Scrivens levelled the score at 7-7.
Half hour went by and a lack of Quins discipline provided Ponty an opportunity to extend their lead by three points. Joseph Scrivens accurately kicked his side into the lead. Ponty lead 10-7.
10 minutes later, it was Ponty’s turn to lack discipline in kickable range for Wilson. Lee Taylor pointed to the posts with Wilson sending the ball straight through the uprights. 10-10.
Half time score: Pontypridd 10 – 10 Carmarthen Quins
Four minutes into the second half, Carmarthen were awarded a penalty for holding on at the break time. Again, Captain Lee Taylor pointed at the posts to extend the Quins’ lead by 3. Wilson converts. 13-10 Quins.
Ponty scored their second try of the afternoon through Garyn Daniels. Ponty kept the ball tight and powered their way over the line on the hour mark. Scrivens converted. 17-13 Ponty.
8 minutes from full time, Quins were penalised again resulting in another 3 points for Scrivens and Ponty. 20-13 Ponty.
75 minutes in, Quins had a scrum on the right hand side of the field, 50m out from the try line. From the scrum, the ball found its way out to Nott on the left wing. Some magical footwork and extreme upper body strength allowed him to beat two Ponty players on the edge to finish superbly down the left hand touchline. Wilson from the corner added the extras. 20-20.
Four minutes into full-time (84′) the pack earned Quins a penalty, 5m from the touchline, 40m out. Lee Taylor asks Wilson whether he thinks he can kick this. Wilson nods his head and ask for his kicking tee. Wilson bangs it straight through the sticks.
Full time: Pontypridd 20 – 23 Carmarthen Quins
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