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Match Report
03 October 2021 / Team News

Centres fire Dinbych to victory

Clwb Rygbi Dinbych 2nds recorded their first victory of the restructured season with a 23-10 away win at Flint in a well controlled performance. 

Resurfacing of the pitch at Flint RFC meant that the Castle Town fixture was held at Flint High School in wet and greasy conditions. A fine rain, persistent throughout the game may have increased handling errors but did not diminish a competitive and entertaining match up. 

Flint RFC’s strong ball carriers were able to cross the whitewash either side of the half time whistle, however a well measured and managed kicking game by Robyn Cartwright, returning at outside half for Dinbych, gave them the territorial advantage which would prove key in tough conditions. 

Probing grubber kicks and longer drives for the corners gave the Flint back three a challenging afternoon and kept the hard chasing Dinbych pack on the front foot. 

The Dinbych forwards collectively outperformed their counterparts with strong scrummaging and a much improved lineout performance led by Gethin Higginson and Elliott Davies. 

Dinbych’s pack more than matched their bulkier counterparts in the loose and good ball carrying from Callum Taylor, Richard Hillier-Evans and Ben Jackson gave a strong platform for the quicker and more experienced Dinbych backs to show their evasive skills in the wider channels. 

Quick service from ruck was provided by on permit scrum half Gareth Smith, who gave an excellent all-round performance with the first of his three clear linebreaks leading to a wonderful team try where forwards and backs combined in midfield, eventually allowing Ben Reed to finish in the corner.

Dinbych’s second try, scored by Aidyn Jones was a much simpler but no less eye catching effort. A hard, in to out running line saw Aidyn Jones collect the ball from a short Cartwright pass on the Flint 10m line. The clinical line held by Jones made it impossible for the Flint defenders to lay a hand on him as he sped away to run it in from 40m. 

The rest of the visitors points were added by the boot of Cartwright, which proved a cause of frustration for Flint all game as he kept the scoreboard ticking over. 

Dinbych 2nds next fixture is away at Wrexham where Eilir Jones’ charges will look to continue building upon much improved recent performances.


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