Cynon Valley - - RUGBY UNION -

DOWLAIS ....................... 0 PWLL­HELI ................... 18

THIS cup match was marred by a se­ri­oius-look­ing kneck in­jury to the Dowlais hooker Mar­cus Lewis in the fifth minute.

The player could not be moved and the hour wait for the am­bu­lance led to the match be­ing moved to an ad­ja­cent pitch. This in­jury ob­vi­ously had an ef­fect on both teams but more so on the home team.

Pwll­heli led by an Osian Parry penalty at half-time with the hon­ours slightly in favour of the visitors.

Both sides were keen to run the ball but Dowlais were un­able to breach the visitors strong de­fence.

The turn­ing point came in the fi­nal quar­ter when the Dowlais cen­tre was shown a yel­low card.

Pwll­heli used the the one-man ad­van­tage sen­si­bly and scored two quick tries by Tom Parry and Robin Jones and a con­ver­sion from Osian Parry.

So from be­ing just 3-0 down those costly 10 min­utes put the visitors 15-0 in front, and game over for Dowlais, and to make sure, Osian Parry put a penalty over to make it 18-0 and se­cure a win by Pwll­heli.

Both teams ex­pressed their con­cern for the in­jured player and ev­ery­one whished Mar­cus a speedy re­cov­ery.

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