Pesda pipped by last-gasp conversion from Ruthin
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.
Intense action as Bethesda tussle with visitors Ruthin (blue and white)