Bro bat­tered af­ter a bright start against the cham­pi­ons Nant

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

BRO Ffes­tin­iog failed to build on tak­ing an early lead against Divi­sion One North cham­pi­ons Nant Conwy and fin­ished up 59-7 losers at Do­lawel.

On a bit­terly cold but dry day with the pitch in a re­ally good con­di­tion, the home side went ahead with a third-minute try from for­ward Tom James con­verted by Gareth Davies.

In­deed, Bro could have added fur­ther points be­fore Nant be­gan to re­act and equalised af­ter 14 min­utes.

Cap­tain Ifan Jones scored the first of his three tries when he squirmed from the de­fen­sive tack­les to touch down be­neath the posts. Full-back St­ef­fan Ho­ran added the opener of his six suc­cess­ful con­ver­sions.

The same pair pro­duced a sim­i­lar con­verted try three min­utes later. Cai Jones notched the third try be­fore the bonus point ar­rived, ex­cel­lent flanker Ifan Emyr Wil­liams pow­er­ing through.

Be­fore the break, Ifan Jones com­pleted his hat-trick of tries, with Ho­ran’s boot mak­ing it a half time score of 33-7.

The sec­ond half be­gan in the same vein with the Nant pack pres­suris­ing the home eight and scrum-half Guto Dafydd squeez­ing over from the base of a ruck.

Nant made sev­eral changes and Morgan Dafydd bull­dozed his way across the white­wash. Ho­ran con­verted and was sub­sti­tuted af­ter an ex­cel­lent match.

Eighty min­utes had been played when the Nant pack scored a pushover try with Car­wyn El­lis get­ting the fi­nal touch­down.

Full-back Sion Pringle then gath­ered a high ball in his own half and backed him­self to out-run the en­tire de­fence. He grounded be­neath the posts, then added the con­ver­sion to round off the scor­ing.

Third-bot­tom Bro will aim for bet­ter when they visit Ruthin this Satur­day.

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