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Dinbych
Shotton
T Seddon (2), J Winning, T Eden, J Fisher-Jones, G Roberts
Tries
D O'Sullivan (2)
Conversions
Sat 12 May 13:15 - Cup Full time

Intermediate Cup glory for Dinbych

Clwb Rygbi Dinbych retain the North Wales Intermediate Cup to cap off a fantastic 2017/18 season.

Holders Dinbych retained the North Wales Land Rover Conwy Intermediate Cup giving a fine all round performance in an entertaining free flowing encounter in which they outscored their Deeside opponents by six tries to three. They built up a winning lead in the first half then matched their opponents score for score in the second half when Shotton mounted a determined effort to get back into the match. Without a line out specialist Dinbych struggled in this aspect of play but the forwards more than made up for it elsewhere with the front row of Joe Davies, Dafydd Jones and Man of the Match Gareth Jones providing a solid base in the scrums. Makeshift lock James Fisher-Jones was a constant threat with his all round play complementing the usual grafting work of David Haydock retiring after long and distinguished service to the club. The back row of Tom Eden, John Winning and Dan Lawrence were all involved in vital scores as well as leading Dinbych's excellent defensive display which withstood Shotton's periods of intense pressure near their line. The backs also put in a strong tackling performance with Dan O'Sullivan and Matt Hulse in the thick of things. As usual the backs were always looking to attack launched by sniping runs from half backs Garin Roberts and Dan O'Sullivan with Owain Davies, Tom Seddon, Aidyn Jones and Gruff Roberts all making dangerous breaks.

​Shotton started the stronger as they dominated possession and territory in the first ten minutes laying siege to the Dinbych line only to be denied by strong tackling in a watertight defence. Dinbych then forced their way into the game and opened the scoring against the run of play in the eleventh minute following line out possession on the Shotton 22 from No.8 John Winning. The forwards generated a powerful driving maul from which skipper and wing Aidyn Jones made an incisive break for centre Tom Seddon to go over for a try converted by outside half Dan O'Sullivan. They increased their lead after twenty four minutes when only a desperate knock on by a Shotton defender near the line out on the right foiled a potential scoring chance. Dinbych were not to be denied however and from the scrum they developed a number of drives for John Winning to go over near the corner for an unconverted try. Dinbych's handling then let them down with a couple of try scoring opportunities wasted as the final pass went astray. They went further ahead on the stroke of half time when Garin Roberts broke from a scrum just inside the Shotton 22 with Dan O'Sullivan offloading for Tom Seddon to go over for his second try converted by Dan O'Sullivan which gave them a healthy lead of nineteen points to nil at the interval.

​Shotton responded in the opening minutes of the second half when they pressurised Dinbych through short range driving play resulting in wing Roy Cardus going over in the corner over for an unconverted try. Dinbych replied immediately with an unconverted try in the corner by flanker Tom Eden after a strong run by lock James Fisher-Jones following a maul near half way with support from flanker Dan Lawrence providing the scoring pass. Shotton again reduced the deficit midway through the half when No.8 Huw Sargeant went over near the corner from a quickly taken tap penalty from short range. Dinbych again replied a couple of minutes later with a combined attack following a quickly taken line out on half way. Full back Gruff Roberts cut through the middle of the Shotton defence and good support by replacement prop Peter Shoosmith kept the move alive for half backs Garin Roberts and Dan O'Sullivan to release James Fisher-Jones to power over for an excellent unconverted try. Shotton again cut Dinbych's lead with ten minutes remaining when following a short range maul centre John Ketland went over under the posts for a try converted by Dan Lynskey. Despite this Dinbych felt confident enough to bring on young replacements Tom Davies, Dafydd Evans, Robin Williams and Joseff Powell who was making his senior debut. Dinbych then closed the scoring in the final minutes with a try by Gruff Roberts after a scything run from half way through a disjointed Shotton defence by Aidyn Jones. Dan O'Sullivan added the conversion points to bring an absorbing final between two attacking sides to a conclusion. Coaches Russ Rowlands and Huw Edwards together with Team Manager Sam Jones can reflect on an excellent season culminating with this Cup and League double success.

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Key moments

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Try Tom Seddon scores for Dinbych
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Dinbych
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Try John Winning scores for Dinbych
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Try Tom Seddon scores for Dinbych
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Dinbych
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Try Tom Eden scores for Dinbych
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Try James Fisher-Jones scores for Dinbych
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Try Gruff Roberts scores for Dinbych

Highlights

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0:00 Yellow Card
Joe Davies is yellow carded for Dinbych
0:00 Try 34 - 0
Gruff Roberts scores for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Dinbych
0:00 Try 29 - 0
James Fisher-Jones scores for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Dan Lawrence makes an assist for Dinbych
0:00 Try 24 - 0
Tom Eden scores for Dinbych
0:00 Sub Off
David Haydock is substituted off for Dinbych
0:00 Player of the Match
Gareth Jones is awarded player of the match for Dinbych
0:00 Sub On
Jamie Winning is substituted on for Dinbych
0:00 Sub Off
Owain Davies is substituted off for Dinbych
0:00 Sub On
Robin Williams is substituted on for Dinbych
0:00 Sub Off
John Winning is substituted off for Dinbych
0:00 Sub On
Dafydd Evans is substituted on for Dinbych
0:00 Sub Off
Dan Lawrence is substituted off for Dinbych
0:00 Sub On
Joseff Powell is substituted on for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Aidyn Jones makes an assist for Dinbych
End of period 1
0:00 Try 10 - 0
John Winning scores for Dinbych
0:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Dinbych
0:00 Try 17 - 0
Tom Seddon scores for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Garin Roberts makes an assist for Dinbych
0:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Dinbych
0:00 Try Assist
Aidyn Jones makes an assist for Dinbych
0:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom Seddon scores for Dinbych
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  • Tom Seddon Try 0:00'
  • Aidyn Jones Try Assist 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Conversion 0:00'
  • John Winning Try 0:00'
  • Garin Roberts Try Assist 0:00'
  • Tom Seddon Try 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Try Assist 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Conversion 0:00'
  • Joe Davies Yellow Card 0:00'
  • David Haydock Sub Off 0:00'
  • Joseff Powell Sub On 0:00'
  • Dan Lawrence Sub Off 0:00'
  • Dafydd Evans Sub On 0:00'
  • John Winning Sub Off 0:00'
  • Robin Williams Sub On 0:00'
  • Owain Davies Sub Off 0:00'
  • Jamie Winning Sub On 0:00'
  • Tom Eden Try 0:00'
  • Dan Lawrence Try Assist 0:00'
  • James Fisher-Jones Try 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Try Assist 0:00'
  • Gruff Roberts Try 0:00'
  • Aidyn Jones Try Assist 0:00'

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