Pesda pipped by last-gasp con­ver­sion from Ruthin

Bangor Mail - - MOTORS -

BETHESDA were left crest­fallen af­ter a last-gasp con­ver­sion from vis­i­tors Ruthin earned them a 22-20 vic­tory at Dol Ddafydd.

The Vale of Cl­wyd trav­ellers started well and were awarded a try af­ter five min­utes, scored by sec­ond row Cameron Lums­den. Pesda re­sponded im­me­di­ately and af­ter five min­utes of pres­sure scrum-half Car­wyn Wil­liams grounded.

Blues cen­tre Nathan Jones and Bethesda fly-half Ger­wyn Thomas ex­changed penal­ties be­fore just on half time, home cen­tre St­ef­fan Owain went over. Thomas added the ex­tras to make it 15-8 Pesda at the turn­around.

Ruthin had to de­fend well at the start of the sec­ond half be­fore ral­ly­ing strongly.

The Blues were awarded a penalty, kicked for touch, and then drove over Bethesda’s line with No 8 Ar­wyn Davies get­ting the try and Jones con­vert­ing.

Again Pesda re­sponded and 15 min­utes from full time El­lis Og­wen put them back in the lead with an un­con­verted try.

In the clos­ing min­utes the vis­i­tors mounted a fe­ro­cious at­tack, and on the 80 the ball was passed to full-back Iestyn Davies, who dot­ted down be­tween the posts and Jones’ con­ver­sion won the match.

Bethesda, who lie fifth with four wins and four losses, visit Bala this week­end.

Steve Lewis

In­tense ac­tion as Bethesda tus­sle with vis­i­tors Ruthin (blue and white)

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