Jones hat trick ensures victory for Dinbych
Dinbych's Youth Team began their Championship campaign with a hard fough win over Llangefni RFC.
Dinbych started the second half of the season in the Championship and were able to record a narrow win over Llangefni. The hosts started well and where 5 nil up after three minutes following a clever kick by stand in Scrum Half Owen Jones which was gathered by No.10 Iwan Evans and his pass released Winger Dion Pritchard to score in the corner, the conversion was missed. Llangefni came back strongly and a hack kick through allowed them to win a foot race and score near the post. With the score at 5-5 Llangefni began to dominate, but they were pegged back by Dinbych’s Full Back Jac Jones who scored his first of three tries. He gathered a long kick in his own half and after handing off three tacklers he burst through to score to the left of the upright, the try was converted by Scrum Half Owen Jones.
Just on half-time Llangefni levelled the score, a lack of concentration around the ruck allowed Llangefni to burst through and score a converted try. The second half saw long periods of dominance by Llangefni, they used the power in their forwards to batter Dinbych, but to their credit the home side defended heroically, this was epitomised by Harley Jones at Inside Centre who put in some massive hits and Tight Head Prop Callum Taylor with two try saving turnovers. Eventually some 10 minutes before the end the dam burst and Llangefni scored a converted try from short range. A betting man at this stage would have put his house on Llangefni to win.
However with 4 minutes to go Dinbych did what they are good at and got the ball wide. The ball found its way to Full Back Jac Jones and from half way he outpaced the Llangefni defence to score an unconverted try in the corner. The score with two minutes left was 19-17 to Llangefni. Dinbych then won a penalty on half way and decide to run the ball, Prop Callum Taylor went on a barrelling run into the Llangefni’s 22, where Dinbych kept their cool and recycled the ball superbly and a short pass by Fly Half Evans put Full Back Jac Jones into the gap to score the winning try which was converted by Owen Jones. Llangefni were excellent an deserved something from the game and Dinbych know they will need to up their game in weeks to come, but a win is a win.