Cofis' slender defeat


Tomos Hughes

Caenarfon 12 Rhuthun 13

REIGNING champions Caernarfon were edged out in a key early season Division 1 North Swalec League encounter at Parc Eirias.

Before proceedings started a minute’s silence was respectfully recorded in memory of Mr Teifion Thomas, former Caernarfon Club Captain and North Wales District Referee who had sadly passed away earlier during the afternoon.

It was the visitors who began the brightest, and they were rewarded when scrum half Deian Williams broke the deadlock with a 20th minute penalty.

Caernarfon struck back via a Kelvin Morris penalty, but were behind again when Ruthin full back Kyle Davies crossed the line after a fine passing move.

Kelvin Morris got the Cofis off to a flying start in the second half, notching his second three pointer from close to the halfway line, before converting another from an easier range.

Ruthin once again conceded a penalty, which Morris inevitably scored, before earning a crucial score, Shay Owen squeezed over the line to earn a hard-fought victory.

Caenarfon will head towards Blaenau Ffestiniog next Saturday to await another challenging encounter.

Bangor 47 Holyhead 14

BANGOR inflicted further misery on bottom-placed side Holyhead with a thumping victory in their Division Three North clash.

Holyhead took the lead through a Richard Jones try and Aaron edwards conversion, but were pegged back by an Iwan Williams seven-pointer.

A Josh Jones intercepted try gave the Holy islanders a half-time lead, running a full 75 metres to give his side the advantage.

The second half was a different story altogether however, as City seemed to link up much better.

Chris Webb, Ryan Butler, Rhys Williams and Gareth Roberts added to a further three Iwan Roberts tries to secure a comprehensive win for Bangor.

Caernarfon Ladies 14 Seven Sisters Ladies 26

Caernarfon Ladies welcomed Seven Sisters at Llangefni last Sunday, looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s heavy defeat.

Twenty minutes in, outside half Sera Bailey made a fine break and outmanouvered the opposition fullback to score an excellent opportunist try that she also converted.

Jamie Davies immediately hit back for Sisters, with Jessica Richards’ conversion levelling the scores.

The Cofis soon regained the lead when one concerted team effort crept ever closer to the try line, finally allowing Dyddgu Hywel to power over from close range. Bailey again converting.

Seven Sisters centre Rachel Rees then produced a carbon copy try and convert to keep the match intriguingly poised at half time.

The Cofis faced the elements in the second half and conceded early when Jamie Davies was able to force her way over the line for her second try from a lineout.

The Cofis rallied in the torrential rain, but it was Seven Sisters who were to have the final word, when they worked centre Rachel Rees into a gap to score her second.

Next Sunday its another home tie, although at Llangefni, against Pencoed at 2.30pm.

Rugby results - Division One East: Ynysybwl 17 RGC 1404 27.
Division One North: Bethesda 17 Dolgellau 17; Bro Ffestiniog 18 Llangefni 9.
Division Three North: Benllech 13 Porthmadog 15.

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