DI­VI­SION 1 WEST CEN­TRAL

Glamorgan Gazette - - Rugby Union -

TONDU ......................... 10 BRID­GEND ATH .......... 14

TONDU will be won­der­ing how this game got away from them, writes Mike Sully.

Af­ter tak­ing an early lead with a penalty through the boot of Josh Tatchell things were look­ing bright for the home side.

But a tip tackle mid­way through the first half al­lowed Tom Jenk­ins to level things with a penalty.

A try from sec­ond row Ben Cord­ing ex­tended the vis­i­tors lead be­fore Jenk­ins slot­ted his sec­ond penalty to give the Ath an 11-3 half-time lead.

The sec­ond half be­longed al­most all to the home side and mid­way through the sec­ond half hooker Jake Lewis crashed over for his sec­ond try in two games.

Tatchell added the ex­tra points from wide out to bring Tondu back within a point.

De­spite a pow­er­ful fin­ish from the wa­ter­wheel­ers the only other points came from an­other Tom Jenk­ins penalty for the vis­i­tors, but when Tondu full back Aled Jones was up­held with a high tackle in the dy­ing mo­ments a few me­tres out with ref­eree An­drew Moule award­ing a penalty and a yel­low card it was a mys­tery how a penalty try was not awarded. The Ath­letic then held on for a mem­o­rable win over their neigh­bours.

GARETH AN­THONY

Paul Smith­son spots a gap

Cary Davies goes over but the try was dis­al­lowed

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