Bro in a power show to join the last eight

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

BRO Ffestiniog RFC de­servedly pro­gressed to the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Conwy Land Rover North Wales Se­nior Cup with a 24-0 vic­tory over Dol­gel­lau in an all-Di­vi­sion One North clash.

The Quar­ry­men dom­i­nated the tie, with their for­wards in ram­pant form, not al­low­ing a very com­mit­ted and hard­work­ing Dol­gel­lau side any form of plat­form to work from and boss­ing the loose, the break­down and the con­tact area.

De­spite a bright open­ing by the vis­i­tors, Bro went ahead after five min­utes.

A li­ne­out drive from five me­tres out saw No8 Dewi James cross for their first score.

Ten min­utes later, Bro cap­i­talised on a mis­un­der­stand­ing from the base of a Dol­gel­lau scrum, and flanker Llion Kerry went over un­der the posts.

Wing Gareth Davies con­verted to give the hosts a 12-0 cush­ion.

Dol­gel­lau’s young side were up for the tough bat­tle.

Flanker Dafydd Ge­orge was prom­i­nent both in de­fence and at­tack, but they could not con­tain the home eight.

A chip ahead by Bro scrum half Aron Roberts saw wing Ian Roberts gather and sprint over to put the hosts 17-0 ahead after 25 min­utes. And that is how the half ended. When Bro sec­ond row Ewart Wil­liams crossed un­der the posts three min­utes into the sec­ond half, a try that was con­verted by Gareth Davies, it looked omi­nous for the vis­i­tors as they now trailed 24-0.

How­ever, there was no fur­ther score, as the vis­i­tors scrapped for ev­ery ball.

They man­aged to make in-roads on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, only for the home side to win turn-overs at crit­i­cal times and break out again with some neat in­ter­pass­ing.

The vis­i­tors de­fended hero­ically through­out the half to pre­vent any fur­ther Bro score from a num­ber of these counter at­tacks.

Bro sec­ond row Dy­lan Daniels was awarded the Conwy Land Rover Man of The Match ac­co­lade.

This Satur­day sees Ffestiniog re­turn to league ac­tion when they visit Mold in Di­vi­sion One North.

Else­where, Caernar­fon en­ter­tain Llan­dudno, while in round three of the WRU Na­tional Plate, Pwll­heli make the trip to Maesteg Celtic, lead­ers of Di­vi­sion Two West Cen­tral.

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