Talywain 29 Abergavenny 8
5:20pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Sport
THIS was a game Talywain needed to win after having ten points deducted due to Tredegar Ironsides dropping out of the league and they did it with one of their best performances of the season.
The forwards provided the platform, putting the Abergavenny pack to the sword right from the start with a pushover try from No 8 Hywel Jones.
Next to get on the scoresheet was Jamie Willmott who pinched the ball froman opponents’ lineout and crashed over.
This gave Talywain a 10-3 half time lead which was extended by another pushover try from Hywel jones.
Instead of capitalising on this Talywain allowed Abergavenny to run in a try and cut the deficit, but Talywain stepped it up again and regained control.
Both backs and forwards got into the game, interchanging with each other and resulting in captain Kirk Needs going over for a try under the posts.
With their tails up Talywain were not finished and a tap penalty allowed Uinita Moa to crash over for the final try of the game.
The last two tries were converted by Lloyd Rees who again shows he is an important member of the side.
Chris Blake controlled the game at scrum half, which gave Luke Bingham time at outside half. Callum Jones put in some crunching tackles.
Abergavenny tried hard to run the ball at all opportunities but some good covering work by Talywain, particularly by second row Lloyd Parks, kept them at bay.
The problem Talywain and all clubs have is that the season is stop-start with the autumn internationals and Six Nations, making it difficult to keep people interested as no momentum can be gained.