Ben­l­lech open league ac­count in style by thrash­ing Mold

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

BEN­L­LECH Rugby Club claimed their first win of the sea­son in WRU Di­vi­sion Three North when they thrashed fel­low strug­glers Mold sec­onds 40-8 last Satur­day.

The vis­i­tors put over an early penalty, but the hosts com­posed them­selves and started run­ning good phases and build­ing pres­sure. It was not long be­fore scrum-half Alex Reese threw a mag­i­cal dummy to out­fox the Mold de­fence and run un­der the posts to make an easy con­ver­sion for Dyfed Roberts.

The Ben­l­lech pack were too much for Mold with scrums re­peat­edly turned and col­lapsed by the vis­it­ing side. No 8 Terry Hughes soon went over for a con­verted try.

Good play from the Ben­l­lech backs saw the ball moved wide with pow­er­ful runs from Gwyn­daf Wil­liams and wing Chris Ford. With good po­si­tion be­ing gained, Hughes grabbed a sec­ond try to make it 19-3 at the break.

The sec­ond half saw Ben­l­lech play­ing down­hill. They pro­duced great for­ward phases through young prop Jake Owen, Liam Mor­ton and vet­eran Bill Billing­ton. Reese soon found enough space to dart in for his sec­ond try and a well-earned and lon­gawaited bonus point.

More pres­sure saw Paul Wil­liams go over the line to make it 33-3 af­ter the con­ver­sion. Ben­l­lech crossed again with an­other pick and go from sec­ond row Wil­liams and Dyfed Roberts added the ex­tras, tak­ing his per­sonal tally to five from six.

Mold nabbed a late con­so­la­tion try.

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