Trefil 20 Magor 30

MAGOR coach Andrew Webb described this match as a “game of two halves” as Magor won on the road to boost promotion hopes.

Two points adrift of third-placed West Mon and nine points ahead of fifth place Hartridge, Magor have to hope the three teams above them lose their games in hand and let the newcomers claim one of the promotion spots.

“Magor had the better of the first half, flanker Ian Lane scoring early through a forward surge,” Webb said later.

“Josh Griffiths, playing from fullback, added the extras followed by a penalty six minutes later.

“On the half hour mark, Trefil struck back from close range  but just before half time, supported by Tom Pickin and Ryan Bedborough, Josh broke from deep to score a try and kicked the extras to make it 5-17 at half time.”

At the start of the second half Magor converted a penalty to stretch their lead but then it was all Trefil as they scored two unconverted tries to make it 15-20.

Magor were forced to take another penalty kick to gain the eight point cushion which gave them the confidence to attack from deep when prop Iwan White turned the ball over in his own 22.

Griffiths broke out and fed winger Tom Turner who ran in under the posts and although the home side scored a late unconverted consolation try Magor were good value for their 20-30 victory.

Tries: Ian Lane, Josh Griffiths, Tom Turner Conversions: Josh Griffiths (3) Penalties: Josh Griffiths (3) Elsewhere in the East League, Division 1 Monmouth lost 14-13 at Brynmawr while in Division 2, Caldicot’s home match with Ynysddu was postponed but Abergavenny won 67-5 at Oakdale.

Usk were 25-22 winners at home to Abercarn but Chepstow’s home match with Whitehead was postponed.