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Quins too good for Saints

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League 3 West

Pembroke Dock Quins 31

St Davids 0

PEMBROKE DOCK QUINS picked up a bonus point victory on Saturday as they thumped St Davids 31-0.

The game was the only one to be played in Pembrokeshire at the weekend as the pitch was deemed playable despite heavy and persistent rain. The conditions did not make things easy for the players but both put in battling performances and it was the Quins who proved too strong for a struggling Saints side.

It was the Quins who started the better on their own Bierspool pitch and were ahead early when Carl Williams touched down for the opening try before the conversion was missed. The Saints battled back but could not find a way over the line but they came up against constant pressure from the Quins. The Quins played well and came close to adding a second try but were held up by good defensive play from the Saints. That pressure finally told as the Quins did eventually score their second try when Jason Keates bundled his way over the line.Jonathan Rogers, playing with Narberth’s permission, took the conversion attempt but his effort was just wide of the posts.

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Both sides battled away in the closing stages of the first half in the rain with the pitch continually cutting up. The Saints had a chance to get themselves on the scoresheet shortly before half time as they were given a penalty in front of the posts. John Miles took the kick but he slipped as he did which caused the ball to go wide of the posts to leave the half time score at 10-0 to the Quins. Early on in the second half Charlie Dearden raced clear for the Quins to touch down under the posts to make it 15-0 before Damien Miller slotted an easy conversion. Thomas Doyle then burst through in similar fashion to score his side’s fourth try, touching down under the posts once more with Miller successful with the conversion to make the score 24-0.

They had their fifth try soon after as the Saints failed to cope with the attacking threat from the Quins. Doyle again picked up the ball before running through to score with Miller adding the extra two points for a 31-0 scoreline. The Saints pushed for a late consolation but it never came as the Quins held on for their sixth win of the season.

The win cements their fourth place in the table and they will now be looking to push on towards the top three. On Saturday, the Quins face bottom side Llangwm while St Davids are at home to Neyland.