Dinbych's youngsters shine in the final clash of 2017 to leave Dinbych unbeaten in the league.
Dinbych closed 2017 in fine style as they extended their unbeaten league run to eleven games with this thirteen try bonus point victory over Llangollen which left them twenty one points clear at the head of Division 2 North. Llangollen battled hard especially through their forwards with their main attacking threat coming from their pick and drives which the Dinbych defence did well to contain with a strong tackling display. Llangollen were however swamped by the power and pace of the Dinbych backs whose expansive all round game made light of the difficult conditions. Missing many regulars Dinbych took the opportunity to give several promising youngsters a chance for a league run out and all acquitted themselves with distinction. Left Wing Kieran Bonar took the try scoring honours with a hat trick whilst Centre Owain Davies notched a match total of twenty one points with a try and eight conversions. Playing up the slope Dinbych shocked Llangollen by bagging their try scoring bonus point within the first quarter of an hour with Scrum Half Iwan Johnson marking his first team debut with a try after only three minutes as he took advantage of his pack driving the Llangollen scrum over the line to pounce for an unconverted try. Dinbych soon added a second by Hooker Dafydd Jones who crossed in the corner after the ball had been recycled following a long break by Owain Davies down the right flank. The centre added the conversion points with a well judged kick from wide out. Right Wing Aidyn Jones then crossed in the corner for a try converted by Owain Davies to finish off a counter attacking run from deep in the Dinbych half by Full Back Gruff Roberts. Kieran Bonar then crossed in the opposite corner for his first try again converted by Owain Davies after excellent handling in a combined attack. Llangollen gained some reward for their efforts when Flanker Cameron Lumsden forced his way over for a try converted by Full Back Iestyn Hughes after the forwards attacked with close support driving play from a short range lineout. This was only a temporary set back for Dinbych who promptly scored two tries thanks to their forwards dominance at two short range scrums which led to Kieran Bonar crossing in the left hand corner and Centre Aled Evans making his league debut going over on the right. Gruff Roberts then crossed for a trade mark try after a solo effort from a lineout in Dinbych territory. Owain Davies added the conversion points to leave Dinbych leading by 43 points to 7 at the interval.
Dinbych added to their total immediately following the restart with an exceptional try by No.8 and Skipper Narmer EL Lamie as he touched down for a push over try which had been generated forty metres from the try line. Owain Davies added the conversion points and then set up Dinbych's next try as Kieran Bonar went over for his hat trick try again converted by Owain Davies. Replacement Flanker Dan Lawrence soon made his presence count as he broke through down the middle from near half way scattering defenders in his wake for a solo try converted by Owain Davies. Dinbych continued to dominate territory and possession through the hard work of the forwards with young replacement Props Joe and Tom Davies keeping up the pressure in the scrums. Llangollen were not going down without a fight and frustrated Dinbych with some desperate last ditch defending. However they were unable to stop two late tries with Aidyn Jones going over for his second try and replacement Lock Richard Williams driving over from a short range maul with Owain Davies adding the final points.
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