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Crickhowell RFC | 1st Team 69 - 14 Beaufort RFC | 1st Team

Match Report
12 September 2017 / Team News

Super performance

Their first home game on Saturday, however, saw a return to form for the Parc Broyd outfit when they outplayed a determined Beaufort side winning by 69 points to 14.
Crickhowell struck early on with a speedy break from new signing Josh Cashell who sprinted free to score his debut try for the club, which was unconverted. Stung into action, Beaufort camped on the Crickhowell line and their strong forwards secured two rapid-fire converted tries. With their forwards working hard to secure the ball, it was fed out to harry purvis who crossed the whitewash, converted by Tom Keane. Shortly afterwards, following a jinking run, Lewis Tucker crossed for Crick’s third try. Denied the opportunity to play the type of game they wanted, Beaufort fell prey to a cross-field kick which was superbly taken by Harry Summers who touched down for Crickhowell’s fourth. After a line-out ball was fed to Connor Stephens, he made a break but was tackled short of the line and it was Nick Dixon, in close support, who scored their fifth. Harry Purvis again made a break, but was also tackled short of the line and this time it was Aaron Horne who secured the ball and dived over the line. The first half ended after another successful break from Josh Cashell resulted in his second try of the game. Tom Keane had converted the last three tries leaving the half-time score at 43-14.
The second half followed much the the same pattern as the first with the Crick forwards securing good ball and the half-back pairing of Richard Roberts and Tom Keane setting up the speedy and elusive backs who created many problems for Beaufort. The first try of the second half resulted from  another clever cross-field kick from Harry Summers which saw Nick Dixon cross for his second. With Danny Davies taking the field, strong forward work led to his name being added to the scoresheet. Outside-half Tom Keane, interacting with Danny Davies, crossed for Crick’s tenth try and the it was left to the dynamic Harry Purvis to round off the try-fest with his second of the game. With Keane again converting the last three ties the final score was 69-14.
The game was sponsored by The Prawn Sandwich Brigade, a conglomeration of stalwart supporters with sophisticated palates.
Afterwards, the club was also grateful for the hospitality of Shinko and Jess and the staff of the recently-refurbished and re-opened Horseshoe Inn in Llangattock, which will be the after-match venue for the club this season.

 

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