09 April 2018 / Team News

Quins use Uncontested Scrums to their Advantage

Llangwm 10 - Pembroke Dock Harlequins 41

There was action aplenty at Pill Parks as Llangwm played their final home game of the season against Pembroke Dock Harlequins, who crossed the Cleddau Bridge with only 15 players and with the need for uncontested scrums.

The Quins had won 67-7 at Bierspool but there was little evidence of such another heavy Wasps’ defeat as they led 10-5 at the break and showed they are beginning to recoup players since they had five subs on the bench and took an early lead with a crisp Luke Hayman penalty.

But what the Quins lacked numerically they made up for in commitment as Adam Cawley, on permit for the day from Neyland made a break and skipper Thomas Doyle ploughed over the line.

Their lead was short-lived, however, as Llangwm’s almost certain player of the year Josh Hicks made a typically straight burst and reached the line for Hayman to add the extra points.

But whatever Quins’ coach Ossie Boswell said at half time it certainly worked because his team grabbed three tries in an eight-minute burst as Doyle added his second and others were scored by Aaron Cookson, Doyle and Rhys Bradney, the first and third converted by Doyle to open up a 24-10- lead.

Then Cawley sniped away from a quickly-taken penalty but missed the conversion - although  it mattered little because Cookson ran through for his second try, this time converted by Crawley, and James Skeels rounded off the Quins’ scoring towards the end.

Llangwm: Steve Picton: Dan Chesmer; Gavin Jenkins; Gavin Smith; Dan Morgan: Luke Hayman; Ian Griffiths: Dan Hughes; Gethin Thomas; Dan Davies-Breeze: Jason Mock;  Gavin Jones: John O’Boyle; James Lewis (Capt); Josh Hicks. Replacements: Robbie Neill; Aled Morgan; Rhodri Devonald; John Whitticombe; Rhys Morgan.
Pembroke Dock Harlequins: James Skeels: Will Nicot; Jake Griffiths; Thomas Doyle (Capt); Rhys Bradney: Aaron Cookson; Adam Cawley: Jack Davies; George Bellmaine; Jordan Palmer: Jack Brown; Sam James: Hywel Baker; Harry Owen; Steff Hallwood.

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