18 November 2017 / Club News

Tenby United 13 - 6 Gorseinon

MATCH REPORT: Pembrokeshire Sport

Tenby United showed real mettle as they battled their way to a hard-fought win at Heywood Lane against a Gorseinon outfit that started the match two positions higher in the section table but were never able to dominate matters.
The Seasiders led 10-6 at half time but as conditions went from bad to abject in a rain-soaked second half they maintained their shape and self-discipline and claimed the only points from the trusty boot of outside half Jonathan Rogers, playing on permit from Narberth.
Also involved on the wing was former player Dan Colley, now with Pembroke, whilst talented young hooker Kyle Hamer showed his potential between doughty props Rob Clark and Lewis Davies.
The Seasiders made an excellent start as good work by Jack Clancy, Luke Dedman and Roy Osborn established a platform from which Matthew Morgan and Rogers put centre Jack Guerreiro on a scything run to the line for a quality unconverted try.
Gorseinon responded with a penalty by scrum half Jack Gronow but Tenby raised the tempo with some good ball winning by the lively back row of Osborn, Andrew Cook and Barry Parsons which resulted in a clever Rogers’ cross kick finding skipper Johnny Morris lurking with real intent and able to score a try that Rogers was again unable to convert.
Gronow landed his second successful penalty before the oranges to narrow the deficit to four points but, try as they might, the visitors were unable to break down a stubborn Tenby defence which Morgan organised in conjunction with Rogers, Guerreiro, Craig Barnett and Moritz Neumann.
The Seasiders also had a very strong bench to call upon and they also made a significant contribution where the only points scored were those three points from Rogers – and although soaked to the skin Tenby’s hardy band of supporters were able to savour success from this performance that saw their side collect four league points as a result!

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