Lead­ers’ sup­port play harsh les­son for bat­tling Cefni

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ALTHOUGH Llangefni slumped to a 10th straight league de­feat their 52-0 loss at lead­ers Llan­dudno was not as em­phatic as the score­line sug­gests.

Cefni got very close to scor­ing on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions in the first half, and spent a large part of the sec­ond pe­riod at­tack­ing in Tudno ter­ri­tory in this Di­vi­sion One North en­counter.

The big dif­fer­ence be­tween the sides was in sup­port play: Tudno re­ally switched on when they found them­selves in space whereas Llangefni at­tacks of­ten fiz­zled out due to lack of back-up.

Af­ter some hes­i­tant Cefni at­tacks early doors, the hosts showed them the way by first mov­ing the ball left and then quickly back the other way, where Mor­gan Owen found the out­side chan­nel un­de­fended. His try un­der the posts and Nick Dundee`s ex­tras made it 7-0.

An early vis­i­tors in­cur­sion into the home 22 was halted when Tudno turned over posses­sion. When Cefni were stripped of the ball near half­way, the home side used the breeze to pen the op­po­si­tion back into their 22.

Os­car Len­non ran left from a ruck and deftly off­loaded to Lloyd Evans who raced in near the cor­ner.

Llangefni’s Do­minic Owen was carded for bla­tant off­side leav­ing the 14-man trav­ellers to de­fend valiantly for nearly 10 min­utes. The pres­sure fi­nally told and Tudno used their scrum for a pushover try against a seven-man pack, Dundee con­vert­ing. Llangefni then en­joyed a pe­riod of good pres­sure: Their boiler house of Do­minic Owen and Dion Oliver car­ried pow­er­fully, the lat­ter mak­ing one 30-me­tre burst into the home 22. Greg Hors­man then came within 10 me­tres, but the at­tack fi­nally pe­tered out when the is­lan­ders knocked on in front of the posts five me­tres out.

Tudno re­sponded with their bonus point try through Dan O`Sul­li­van and Bob Davies added an­other, Dundee im­prov­ing both with the boot to make it 33-0 at the break.

In the sec­ond pe­riod the breeze helped the vis­i­tors spend more time in the Tudno half. They at­tacked through backs and for­wards but did not have the guile to un­lock a stub­born home de­fence.

Llan­dudno added three more tries via Lloyd Evans, Rhys Hen­der­son (con­verted) and Bob Davies. Os­car Len­non im­proved the fi­nal try. Steve Lewis

Llangefni sec­onds lost 8-0 at home to Holy­head in Di­vi­sion Three North.

Cefni will rue missed penalty kicks and be­ing held up over the line on two oc­ca­sions.

For Holy­head, Endaf Jones notched the game’s only try and Rho­dri Parry added a penalty.

A fan­tas­tic de­fen­sive dis­play from Caer­gybi sealed the win. The vis­i­tors will re­gret their in­dis­ci­pline for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive week, an­other two yel­low cards en­sur­ing they made hard work of the match.

Above and left, ac­tion from Llan­dudno v Llangefni

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