Wales On Sunday - - SPORT -

ABERAVON be­gan the sea­son in style with a dom­i­nant per­for­mance over Ospreys re­gional ri­vals Swansea.

The Wiz­ards al­most struck first when a pow­er­ful scrum turned over pos­ses­sion, but a su­perb tackle by Josh Guy pre­vented Matthew Jenk­ins from scor­ing in the corner.

A pe­riod of pres­sure for the vis­i­tors al­most re­sulted in a try, but both Sion Jones and Jake Ran­dall were held up on the line. The Aberavon pack were pe­nalised at the scrum and Foard Cook­sley kicked a sim­ple three pointer. Aberavon re­sponded im­me­di­ately when Jon Phillips sprinted into space on the wing to feed Matthew Jenk­ins for a well taken try.

The Wiz­ards con­tin­ued to at­tack and the pack camped on the try line, al­low­ing David Pritchard an easy touch down.

Hooker Ieuan Davies found him­self in an un­usual place on the wing as the home side raised the tempo and Will Price spot­ted a gap in the mid­dle to ease over for a third try.

The vis­i­tors got them­selves back into the match with a wellde­served try from Nathan Trow­bridge. SCOR­ERS: ABERAVON – Tries: M Jenk­ins, D Pritchard, W Price. Cons: J Gar­land (3). Pens: J Gar­land. SWANSEA – Tries: N Trow­bridge. Cons: O Howe. Pens: F Cook­sley

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