Bala RFC | 1st Team 32 - 22 Denbigh (Dinbych) RFC | 1st Team
Robin Williams
1 Try
Tom Seddon
1 Try
Daniel O’sullivan
1 Conversion
Aidyn Jones
1 Try
Kieran Bonar
1 Try

Match Report
28 March 2023 / Team News

Loss at the lakeside for Dinbych

Dinbych gave another committed performance in this defeat by Bala as they matched their hosts try for try with their fourth gaining them a bonus point for their never say die effort.

They surprised Bala by taking an early lead after resisting a period of heavy pressure when they counter attacked from their own half with Aidyn Jones breaking clear down the right with good support play leading to a final break by skipper Tom Seddon putting Aidyn Jones over in the corner for an excellent try. Bala soon replied when Gareth Davies forced his way over for an unconverted try from a driving maul following a short range line out. The hosts then went into the lead when scrum half Cai Jones sniped behind the posts following a break from the blind side of a ruck near the Dinbych line, with Llion Jones adding the conversion points.

With Bala winning the lion’s share of possession they were also able to keep the pressure on territorially through their varied play with searching tactical kicking adding to their well drilled support play in the loose. Despite a strong defensive effort by Dinbych heavy pressure by Bala eventually told when Miall Roberts went over following a short range ruck with Morgan Jones converting.

Dinbych responded well with a brace of tries before the interval. A narrowly missed try scoring opportunity for Fly Half Dan O’Sullivan resulted in a Bala put in at a scrum on their own 5m line. An excellent scrum drive by the Dinbych pack left No.8 Robin Williams with a simple finish as he capitalised on the good work of his colleagues in the pack. They then added a second when left wing Kieran Bonar took a neat offload from replacement wing Gethin Williams to go over in the corner and finish off a break by Gruff Roberts which left them trailing by 19 points to 15 at the interval.

Bala continued to dominate territorially in the second half and went further ahead with two penalties by Morgan Jones in the third quarter. Midway through the half they increased their lead again following a number of phases taking them into the Dinbych 22 before a pinpoint crossfield kick allowed Iwan Hanmer to win the aerial battle and touch down for a try converted by Morgan Jones.

Dinbych however ended the match on a positive note as they attacked from a midfield scrum in the Bala half from which a neat chip ahead by outside half Dan O’Sullivan gave Tom Seddon the opportunity to win the race to gather just short of the Bala line and plunge over for their fourth and bonus point try converted by Dan O’Sullivan.


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