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Llanybydder bounce back

LLANYBYDDER travelled to the Quins’ Bierspool ground on Saturday (Sept 29) looking to regroup after the previous weekend’s defeat at Neyland and came away with a 48-24 win.

The home side have had a difficult start to the season, having lost a number of players to other clubs, but they showed great effort and commitment throughout the match, trying to play at a high tempo.

However the visitors had a bit more organization, and took an early lead when fly-half Llyr Tobias spotted a gap in midfield to cross for the first try.

It was an eventful first half for visiting full-back Dan Garside, after an early yellow card for a high tackle.

Garside returned to the pitch to run in two long range tries as he supported his back-line. There was further try for centre Steff Richards as he re-gathered his chip over the on-rushing home defence. Richards converted all 4 tries.

The Quins replied with a try for full-back Rhys Bradney and lock Josh White, both converted by Bradney to give a half-time score of 28-14 to the visitors.

The open rugby continued in the second period with the home side claiming two more tries through lock Ben Gibby and prop Dean Wilcox.

However, Llanybydder maintained their lead through two penalties from Richards, and further tries from scrum-half Llyr James from a quick tap penalty, and No 8 Bleddyn Jones as he supported a backs move.

There were two more conversions from Steff Richards to give him a personal tally of 23 points, as the visitors won by 48-24, with both teams claiming a bonus point.

On Saturday (Oct 6), Llanybydder travel to Llanelli to play New Dock Stars in the second round of the WRU Bowl.

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