New­port take home points with first vic­tory

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT -

NEW­PORT got back to win­ning ways af­ter de­feat­ing RGC 1404.

Just eight min­utes into the game and RGC’s Sam Jones opened the scor­ing with a try af­ter a neat pass to the flank from Dion Jones.

New­port were just yards away from get­ting them­selves on the score­board, but a fine piece of de­fend­ing and an in­ter­cep­tion in the process de­nied the vis­i­tors from lev­el­ling the game.

But four min­utes on from their close chance, New­port scored a penalty try to take the lead for the first time at 7-5 while RGC’s Robin Wil­liams was given a yel­low card and the hosts were down to 14 men.

New­port in­creased the lead as their first penalty of the game was scored by Matt O’Brien to make it 10-5 to New­port at the in­ter­val.

The hosts be­gan their fight back with a penalty scored by McBryde 10 min­utes into the sec­ond half.

But af­ter a scrum near the try zone, Jon Mor­ris opened the gap for New­port by scor­ing the vis­i­tors’ sec­ond try of the day to seal their first league win in three games. RGC 1404 – Try: S Jones; Pen: B McBryde NEW­PORT – Tries: Pen try, J Mor­ris, Pen: M O’Brien

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