Bethesda overpower Caernarfon
BETHESDA proved too strong for Caernarfon as they triumphed 36-3 in the Division One North encounter.
The visitors succeeded in matching their opponents in most facets of play other than where it mattered most, that being within the final 22 metres.
In contrast the confident home squad were clinical when required to capitalise on the opportunities that came their way and therefore concluded the afternoon’s proceedings as comfortable victors.
Bethesda’s first foray saw them creating an overlap out wide, thus allowing wing Aaron Roberts to ground in the corner.
Pesda enjoyed a purple patch of their own for the following 15 minutes with blind side winger Darren Jones finally ensuring his side’s reward when squeezing over by the corner flag.
The Cofis still sensed that the game was there for the taking at this point and clawed their way back up field with hooker Armando Morgan especially instrumental and effective in his metre gaining forays.
However the Pesda scramble defence was effective in forming an impenetrable wall that meant that they reached the break with a seven-point advantage.
The all-important opening points of the second half, that to some extent ensured a fairly easy passage for the remainder of the game, were collected by Bethesda following a fumble close to the Caernarfon tryline with the hounding tactics of Pesda centre Gwyn Williams being rewarded when he picked up and scampered clear to score, also affording Gerwyn Thomas the conversion after seven minutes of the restart.
From this point the heavier Bethesda forwards began exerting their dominance but the metres made were often curtailed by the commendable work rate of Cofi flanker Aeron Sanchez, who latched on firmly to anyone in yellow and black.
However the next touchdown came following a forward drive at scrum time resulting in Arwyn Griffith ploughing over and again offering Gerwyn Thomas the added extras.
Bethesda kept the pressure on and a neat inside pass offered Mathew Buchanan a clear run to the line for his side’s fifth try and just at the death, a succession of scrums resulted in lively and ever present second row Dylan Owen, picking up and charging over for a deserved try that Thomas again converted to bring the match to a close.