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Llangollen RFC | 1st Team 12 - 0 Welshpool RFC | 1st Team
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Match Report
04 September 2016 / Team News

A Good Start

Llangollen got the new season off to a good start with 12-0 victory against Welshpool. The game being played at Glyn Ceiriog in awful conditions for September saw LLan take a strangle hold on the game from the off but handling errors and stiff Welshpool defence them time and time again. LLan enjoying near 100% territory with pool only venturing into the LLan half 3 times. One of which nearly saw them take the lead but the penalty chance was pushed wide. At the other end LLan 10 Roger Chadwick also missed a couple of penalty chances and fullback Josh Wilson crossed the line only for the the referee to judge he had been held up. First half ended scoreless and when the 2nd half got under way it was more of the same with LLan now using the possession to look to bring their pacy back line into the game more. Some neat kicking from Chadwick saw LLan again get a foot hold in the Pool half and winger James Jackson capped off a fine move straight from a scrum to score in the corner, Chadwick added the conversion. From the kick off LLan came looking again but resolute Welshpool defence held them out and they looked to take the game into the LLan half. As the game wore on Pool upped the pressure and were rewarded with a penalty and with 10 minutes to go they opted to kick for goal, the chance was missed and shortly after the restart LLan surged forward and fullback Wilson showed strength and speed to beat 3 defenders and score in the corner, Chadwick failed with the conversion and the game was all but done.
LLan coach Mark Price said "wow what a horrific day for rugby in September! The first competitive game is always a nervy affair and the conditions made that worse but we stuck to it and when we found our rhythm we played some good rugby. We will have to step up our game for next Saturday away to Shotton as I know they will be buoyant after nearly winning promotion to Div 1". 
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