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Neyland and St Davids game abandoned

Pictured Ian Edwards, of Allington Hughes Solicitors,

THE game between Neyland and St Davids on Saturday (Feb 19) was abandoned early in the second half.

St Davids had been leading 12-5 at the time but the game had been blighted by a number of incidents of pushing and shoving and one red and a couple of yellow cards being handed out.

The visiting Saints started the game well and deservedly went ahead when Dan Murphy scored the game’s opening try.

Things went from bad to worse for Neyland as Mark James was then sent off for alleged foul and abusive language. Charlie Dearden was also shown a yellow card.

Despite the numerical advantage for the visitors, Neyland hit back and a good move was finished off well by Henry McBeth. George Evans missed the conversion but the game was level at 5-5.

Neyland attacked again but some good Saints defence allowed them to win the ball back and they were able to clear.

As half time approached the Saints attacked and they worked the ball to the left for Aaron Foster who dived over under pressure from a Neyland player. Words were exchanged between the pair and after more handbags a yellow card was shown to the Neyland player.

Gavin Jenkins then saw his conversion go through off the posts and the Saints held a 12-5 lead at the break.

Neyland looked to get back in the game early in the second half but the Saints again did well to keep the home side at bay.

More words from the Neyland players saw them marched back twice but the comments continued and the referee blew for full time and walked the players off the pitch.