Gogs put record on the line

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RGC aim to ex­tend their un­beaten run in Prin­ci­pal­ity Premier­ship West to nine matches when they host Neath at Stadiwm Zip World, Col­wyn Bay, this Satur­day (2pm).

The ta­ble-top­ping Gogs will wel­come the bot­tom side to Parc Eirias, hav­ing al­ready de­feated the Welsh All-Blacks 31-18 in Septem­ber.

Mark Jones’ side were in stun­ning form as they over­came Llanelli 48-31 at Parc-y-Scar­lets.

The hosts opened the scor­ing when winger Ryan Con­beer went over and Lewis Wil­liams con­verted.

That sparked RGC into life and scrum-half Alex Sch­warz was re­warded with a try. Ja­cob Bot­ica added the sim­ple con­ver­sion.

Llanelli suf­fered a cou­ple of key in­juries, in­clud­ing Wales U20s winger Con­beer.

RGC soon took the lead with a Bot­ica penalty.

Afon Bagshaw ex­tended the Gogs lead with a try in the cor­ner. Bot­ica fizzed the ball over for the ex­tras.

The RGC fly-half was suc­cess­ful with another penalty in the 27th minute. Three min­utes later it was try num­ber three for RGC, Dion Jones catching his op­po­nent un­awares to pounce, Bot­ica boost­ing with the boot.

Af­ter pres­sure on the Llanelli line, RGC kept the ball be­fore Tim Grey crashed over. The boot of Bot­ica was on form with the con­ver­sion.

The home side kept the game alive when Ol­lie Ry­land scored and Wil­liams con­verted, mak­ing it 34-14.

The Gogs made a bright start to the sec­ond half when Harri Evans ran in try num­ber five and again Bot­ica im­proved.

Head coach Jones rang the changes and brought on re­place­ments which seemed to take the edge off.

Llanelli took full ad­van­tage with Craig Thomas and Ioan Ni­cholas scor­ing tries, one con­verted.

The hosts had to take some risks and in the 74th minute Bagshaw broke from half­way be­fore pass­ing to Tom Hughes who ran in for the sixth try. Bagshaw hit the con­ver­sion.

The fi­nal score went to Llanelli’s Nathan Hart to end a hugely en­ter­tain­ing 80 min­utes.

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