PREMIER­SHIP

Cynon Valley - - RUGBYUNION -

PON­TYPRIDD ............ 25 RYGBI GOGLEDD CYMRU ....................... 20

RGC made early in­cur­sions into the home half, threat­en­ing a score after latch­ing on to a spilled pass, but the Ponty de­fence hold­ing out.

It was the home team that broke the dead­lock on ten min­utes as out­side half Diggy Bird hoisted over a long range penalty.

The vis­i­tors were com­mit­ting er­rors, al­low­ing Ponty to set­tle into their stride whilst working off a solid scrum plat­form. RGC again ad­vanced and fol­low­ing a pe­riod of pres­sure were re­warded as winger Rhys Wil­liams crossed for a try in the cor­ner.

Ponty re­gained mo­men­tum through a Gary Wil­liams charge, with scrum half Jamie Hill then tak­ing a quick tap penalty. The home pack were dom­i­nant in the scrums but un­able as yet to forge a break­through, and con­ced­ing points as RGC launched a dy­namic counter, full back Dion Jones cross­ing wide out with Ja­cob Bot­ica’s con­ver­sion at­tempt re­bound­ing off the post. Ponty fi­nally found a cut­ting edge as Diggy Bird in­sti­gated a kick and chase at­tack, winger Dale Stuckey up in sup­port to score.

The home team were ag­gres­sive in de­fence, and able to turn that de­fence into at­tack, working off a solid set piece plat­form.

A Jamie Hill break and a Diggy Bird in­ter­cep­tion gave Ponty fur­ther mo­men­tum, and when winger Dale Stuckey was

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