RGC set up first home fixture with another win


Aaron Haley

RGC will kick off their first home match in Division One East on Saturday top of the table after keeping up their perfect start against Ynysybwl.

The RGC boys, who play Tredegar at Eirias Park on Saturday in a 5.30pm start, won 27-17 thanks to a superb first half performance, and Head Coach Chris Horsman was delighted to sit top of the table after the opening three fixtures.

“To win our opening three games in Division One East would have been a massive achievement in it's own right but to win all three on the road makes it an even bigger one.

“Ynysysybwl gave us a real challenge and when they pulled to within three points they began to ask serious questions about the character of the team. The fact that we responded so well shows just how strong that character is.

“Whilst you can't win the league in September you can certainly lose it and as I have already said it is fantastic to have won our first three matches. We still have another 19 games to play in what is going to be a long and hard season.”

RGC opened up a 17-0 lead at the break thanks to a penalty, a try and two conversions from Rhodri Carlton-Jones and Mike Jnes’ third try in as many games.

Ynysybwl fought back in the second though, hacking down the lead to just three points, but a blistering turn of pace put Llywarch Ap Myrddin over the line, with Carlton-Jones adding the extras.

Although Ynysysbwl came back again through another penalty the visitors had the final say with Carlton-Jones’ second penalty of the day.

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