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Crymych claim KO Cup success in thriller with Aber

2019 winners Merlins Bridge. Photo by Pembrokeshire Herald

CRYMYCH claimed the Pembrokeshire KO Cup on Wednesday night (May 11) as they beat Aberystwyth 31-23 in a thrilling game.

It was played at Haverfordwest Rugby Club and a good crowd gathered to watch the game.

Crymych crashed over for the opening try after recycling the ball and the conversion was successful.

Aber hit back though and after winning a lineout, Crymych were penalised for collapsing a maul. They kicked to touch for another lineout and after winning again they worked the ball left before Steff Rees finally touched down. The conversion was missed.

Crymych soon extended their lead with another try scored after an excellent run down the left wing.

They then scored a third try near the posts which was eventually given by the referee after some hesitation.

Eilir George, Dafydd Gibby and Osian Davies were the try-scorers for Crymych while Adam Phillips added three conversions and a penalty.

That gave them a 24-5 lead at the break but they knew they would face a fight-back from Aber in the second half.

That’s exactly what they got as Aber scored two second half tries. On one occasion they took a quick tap-go penalty and worked the ball right before touching down in the corner.

Dan Binks and Ben Jones scored the tries for Aber with conversions and penalties being scored by Rees.

However, a try from Carwyn Phillips, followed by a fourth conversion from Adam Phillips, gave Crymych victory.