1st Team - Match centre

Llangollen
Denbigh
Full time
O Davies (3), D O'Sullivan (2), L Allsup-Jones, M Hulse, T Wynne
D O'Sullivan (4)
D O'Sullivan
Sat 22 Apr 14:30 - WRU National Leagues - Division 2 North

Davies fabulous four help Dinbych to victory

The 1st Team were welcomed to a sun drenched Llangollen RFC for a what would be a fine example of Division 2 North rugby.

​Despite Llangollen's bulky pack dominating the scrums and with their ability to go through multiple phases with the driving play of their forwards Dinbych nevertheless claimed a bonus point victory to keep up their challenge at the top of Division 2 North. With a minimum of possession Dinbych's aggressive defence, with their ability to turn over possession in the loose, allied to a sound line out led by Gareth Beach, gave them enough of the ball for the speed and skill of the backs to run in eight tries. Chief executioner was Centre Owain Davies who was a constant threat to the Llangollen defence who failed to cope with his strength and elusive running as he crossed for four tries as well as having a hand in several of the others. This was another match in which five youth players including Gethin Higginson and Dafydd Roberts who were both making their senior debuts gained valuable experience in difficult circumstances.
​Dinbych started poorly as they failed to secure the kick off and compounded this by conceding a penalty which the hosts kicked to set up a short range line out. Despite strong defence by Dinbych the Llangollen forwards' powerful driving play resulted in flanker Adam Thomas going over for a try converted by outside half Iestyn Hughes. Dinbych replied in the thirteenth minute when lock Gareth Beach stole a line out fifteen metres from the Llangollen line from which fellow lock Narmer EL Lamie drove hard towards the posts and rapid recycling gave Owain Davies the opportunity to scythe through the defence for a try converted by outside half Dan O'Sullivan.They went into the lead five minutes later when they launched an attack from deep in their half with full back Gruff Roberts making a long break down the left hand touch before the ball was recycled for Owain Davies to go over for his second try after beating several defenders. Dan O'Sullivan added the conversion points.
​Dinbych increased their lead following another good line out with Dan O'Sullivan crossing for a try which he converted himself after Owain Davies had again caused havoc in the Llangollen defence with his elusive running. Llangollen reduced the deficit five minutes before half time when centre Chris Davies capitalised on a period of intense pressure near the Dinbych line by crossing for a try converted by Iestyn Hughes. Dinbych hit back immediately when Owain Davies waltzed through on the blind side of a short range scrum for his hat trick try crossing near the corner which was unconverted.
​Trailing by 26 points to 14 at the interval Llangollen brought themselves within striking distance as they took advantage of rare slack defence by the visitors deep in their 22 for lock Iwan Lloyd Jones to force his way over for a try converted by Iestyn Hughes. Dinbych replied when they turned over possession just inside the Llangollen half for Owain Davies to baffle the hosts defence with an elusive run to cross near the corner for an unconverted try. This was soon followed by their sixth try when Owain Davies latched on to a neat chip head by Dan O'Sullivan just inside the Dinbych half before breaking upfield with No.8 Liam Allsup-Jones in support who went over an unconverted try, Dan O'Sullivan then increased Dinbych's lead with a penalty before a rare period of intense pressure near the Llangollen line paid dividends when replacement Centre Matt Hulse went over for a try converted by Dan O'Sullivan.
​Despite the mounting scores Llangollen still dominated possession and territory and got a consolation try just before the end when flanker Adam Thomas forcing his way over for a try again converted by Iestyn Hughes. Dinbych however still had time for their final try when they ran a number of tap penalties conceded by the hosts for Tom Wynne to outflank the defence to cross wide out for an unconverted try.

Key moments

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Try Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Try Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Try Dan O'Sullivan scores for Denbigh
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Try Dan O'Sullivan scores for Denbigh
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Try Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
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Try Liam Allsup-Jones scores for Denbigh
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Penalty Dan O'Sullivan kicks a penalty for Denbigh
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Try Matt Hulse scores for Denbigh
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Conversion Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Try Tom Wynne scores for Denbigh

Highlights

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0:00 Try 0 - 32
Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
0:00 Sub On
Dafydd Roberts is substituted on for Denbigh
0:00 Try Assist
Liam Allsup-Jones makes an assist for Denbigh
0:00 Sub On
Tom Wynne is substituted on for Denbigh
0:00 Sub Off
David Underwood is substituted off for Denbigh
0:00 Sub On
Matt Hulse is substituted on for Denbigh
0:00 Sub Off
Owain Davies is substituted off for Denbigh
0:00 Sub On
Gethin Higginson is substituted on for Denbigh
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Liam Allsup-Jones is substituted off for Denbigh
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Jonathan Morgan is substituted off for Denbigh
0:00 Try 0 - 27
Liam Allsup-Jones scores for Denbigh
0:00 Sub On
Harri Evans is substituted on for Denbigh
0:00 Sub Off
Peter Shoosmith is substituted off for Denbigh
0:00 Try Assist
Gruff Roberts makes an assist for Denbigh
0:00 Try 0 - 12
Tom Wynne scores for Denbigh
0:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
0:00 Try 0 - 19
Matt Hulse scores for Denbigh
0:00 Penalty 0 - 22
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a penalty for Denbigh
0:00 Try Assist
Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Denbigh
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Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
0:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Owain Davies scores for Denbigh
0:00 Conversion 0 - 46
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Dan O'Sullivan scores for Denbigh
0:00 Conversion 0 - 39
Dan O'Sullivan kicks a conversion for Denbigh
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Dan O'Sullivan scores for Denbigh
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Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Denbigh
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Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Denbigh
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Dan O'Sullivan makes an assist for Denbigh
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Owain Davies makes an assist for Denbigh
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David Underwood makes an assist for Denbigh
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  • Dafydd Roberts Sub On 0:00'
  • Liam Allsup-Jones Try Assist 0:00'
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  • David Underwood Sub Off 0:00'
  • Matt Hulse Sub On 0:00'
  • Owain Davies Sub Off 0:00'
  • Gethin Higginson Sub On 0:00'
  • Liam Allsup-Jones Sub Off 0:00'
  • Jonathan Morgan Sub Off 0:00'
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  • Harri Evans Sub On 0:00'
  • Peter Shoosmith Sub Off 0:00'
  • Gruff Roberts Try Assist 0:00'
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  • Dan O'Sullivan Conversion 0:00'
  • Matt Hulse Try 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Penalty 0:00'
  • Dan O'Sullivan Try Assist 0:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Dolgellau 8 55
2. Llangefni 7 55
3. Denbigh 8 50
4. Llanidloes 7 33
5. Shotton 8 28
6. Wrexham 7 25
7. Llangollen 7 12

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