Nerves of steel see ‘new boys’ Llangefni to vic­tory

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

NEWLY-PRO­MOTED Llangefni sec­onds made a fine start to life in WRU Di­vi­sion Three North with a 45-26 tri­umph over Shot­ton at Cae Smyrna.

Llangefni played ex­pan­sive rugby and de­fended stoutly, es­pe­cially against an ef­fec­tive threat from the Steel­men.

A de­ci­sive spell be­fore and af­ter half time sealed the vic­tory for Llangefni, but Shot­ton wasted some good over­lap chances.

Tries for the hosts came from Dy­lan Wil­liams, Cai Oliver (2), Osian Dafydd Jones, An­drew MacNima- nee and Ar­wel Roberts, the lat­ter kick­ing three penal­ties and three con­ver­sions.

Me­nai Bridge were de­feated 28-27 in an en­ter­tain­ing opener at Din­bych sec­onds. The hosts struck first with a con­verted try be­fore Bridge bounced back with a touch­down for prop Tino Wil­liams.

Din­bych took con­trol with a pair of tries, but the gap nar­rowed as Bridge captain Dion McGrath went over for a con­verted score be­fore the break.

Me­nai started the sec­ond half well, with a try for débu­tante flanker Nick Steven­son. Din­bych re­took the lead with a penalty, but Bridge scrum-half Gareth Parry crossed for a con­verted try to make it 24-20 to the vis­i­tors.

The hosts scored a fur­ther try, McGrath kicked three points for the is­lan­ders, but a late penalty sealed it for Din­bych.

OTHER SCORES: Ben­l­lech 7 Machyn­l­leth 68; Rhos 19 Holy­head 13.

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