RGC break the 50-point mark
Second half-century of the season for Gogs in victory over Vale
RGC’S amazing first season in the Welsh Premiership hit new heights last Saturday when they thrashed reigning champions Ebbw Vale 51-17 at Parc Eirias.
The hosts ran in seven tries and topped 50 points for the second time this season to proudly sit fourth in the table.
RGC picked up the first try thanks to Will Bryan, who offloaded to Evan Yardley and the hooker dashed down the line to score. Jacob Botica kicked the conversion.
Vale were then close to the RGC line, the ball was turned over and Tiaan Loots made a 50-yard dash before passing to Aron Evans.
Not only did it relieve the pressure, it earned RGC a penalty which Botica landed.
A couple of minutes later and Vale were back in the game. The trademark Steelmen drive resulted in a penalty try before Dai Langdon added the extras.
The scores kept on coming as RGC’s Huw Worthington crossed the whitewash.
Langdon nailed a penalty to make it 15-10 before the hosts produced a devastating 10-minute spell.
First, Bryan took the ball on a great line and ran hard through the Vale bodies to touch down under the posts, Botica converting.
Ebbw’s woes continued when centre Nathan Preece was yellowcarded, and RGC certainly made the man advantage count.
RGC speedster Aron Evans put his after-burners on to get the bonus-point try, Botica adding the two points.
Minutes later centre Loots evaded a number of challenges before pass- ing to Tom Hughes who was tackled just short of the line, but a clever pass from the ground to the supporting Maredydd Francis ended with the try, Botica improving with the boot.
Try number six was first class. Vale were turned over on the RGC line and the backs raced on, offloading at the right point before Loots finished off to make it 43-10 at half time.
The second half did not match the previous heights and it was not until the 76th minute that try number seven arrived when hooker Rhys Williams finished off a good move. Vale did cross for a Jack Goodey try in the final minutes, Langdon converting.
RGC were given a penalty and Danny Cross scored it to make sure they broke the 50-point mark before the final whistle.
Evan Yardley scores a try during RGC’s 51-17 win over Ebbw Vale in Colwyn Bay on Saturday
Huw Worthington crosses