Bridge rally in vain at Mach
MENAI Bridge went down 36-12 in their latest Division Three North game at Machynlleth.
Despite playing with the elements on a wet and windy day, Bridge failed to take advantage in the first half.
The home side threatened constantly with strong forward surges bringing their talented back-line into the game. Mach opened the scoring with a try for full-back Ryan Blackley. Bridge had penalty opportunities but squandered the chance to pull ahead, failing to find the mark with two shots at goal. Mach scored further tries through Cai Lewis and Kameron SimmonsSandy for a 17-0 half-time lead.
To their credit, the Anglesey visitors rallied and pressed the home try-line. The final play of the first half saw No 8 Chris Roberts failing to ground the ball for what would have been a deserved away try.
Mach started the second half well and were soon on the scoresheet as Stefan Price powered over for a try. This was soon followed by another for prop Gareth Thomas.
At 29-0 down, things looked bleak for Bridge. However, their scrum was holding up well and the forwards enjoyed more possession.
They were rewarded with a try for Chris Roberts that came from scrum pressure. Mach rallied and Simmons-Sandy scored his second try.
Bridge were not content with a single consolation try and pressed hard. Mach were guilty of conceding penalties and finally as Pat Roberts was denied a touchdown, the referee gave a penalty try for persistent offending.