Porthcawl up to second after win

Thursday, 25 February 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Rugby

Porthcawl RFC took to the road again on the day when this was the only match played in the division, due to the shocking weather.

Playing attractive football from the outset, the Seaweeds’ approach belied the conditions to race into what turned out to be an unassailable half-time lead.

Vardre drew first blood with a penalty from fly-half Johnnie Evans but with the visitors’ pack showing a welcome cohesion, it was lock Nick Nutman, showing fine form and who twice profited from driving lines-out to bag a fine brace of tries, one of which was converted by Scott Govan whose reliable boot also added a penalty.

Vardre bagged a second penalty but Porthcawl led 6-15 at the break.

Evans boot was keeping Vardre in the match and when he kicked his third penalty Porthcawl needed to consolidate their effort and subsequent superiority and they did so in fine style as James Phillips notched try number three, with a fine effort, again improved by Govan for 6-22.

A further six points from Evans’ trusty boot with another two penalties brought Vardre within a converted try.

However they never looked like securing the score as Porthcawl’s resistance was just too strong for the home side.

So it proved to be as Porthcawl emerged with the spoils on a day better suited to ducks than players trying to play decent rugby and both teams should be commended on providing such entertainment in atrocious conditions, the final score 24-15.

Porthcawl, now second in the table, will next play during the break in the Six Nations schedule on March 5, as they welcome Dai Morris’ Rhigos to South Road.

PF

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