Bethesda over­power Caernarfon

Bangor Mail - - Sport -

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.

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