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2nd XV - Match centre

Dunvant 2nd XV
Bonymaen 2nd XV
O Beck, M Loughlin
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J Newbury
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Sat 14 Oct 14:30 - WRU Swansea & District Premier League - Premier Division

A WIN SLIPS THROUGH THE FINGERS AS BONY TAKE THE TWO POINTS

Dunvant 2nds lose narrowly to Bonymaen 12-22 after a heart-breaking final 5 minutes

Dunvant welcomed Bonymaen to Broadarce this week and having lost the away fixture 35-15 in the first game of the year knew this was going to be tough test. To make matters worse some we had picked up a number of injuries pack. However the side that took the field was a strong one with the boys having trained well in the week and feeling confident.

Bonymaen were out of the traps first with some strong play and dominant possession. However Dunvant who had worked on their defence since last week were up to the challenge with some great line speed and tackling. However the pressure finally told with Bony crossing the line for an unconverted try. Dunvant started to build some phase play themselves fed efficiently by scrum half Nick Maestri. These Pods of forwards making inroads into the Bonymaen defence and providing the Dunvant back line with space. Dunvant moved down to camp on the Bonymaen line and it was Ollie Beck who crossed taking a pass outside Jac Newbury to punch a hole and score under the posts. Jac convert and Dunvant moved into the lead 7-5. Bonymaen came back strong and at one stage went through 20+ phases in the Dunvant half that were defended heroically and finally saw a Bony make a mistake. This kept Dunvant in the lead going into the break

The game was evenly balanced with both teams having good ball but both still defending well. The deadlock came when Second Row Ollie Beck was deemed to have deliberately knocked on when the ball was feed down the blind side at far left hand corner of the field. The referee deemed this intervention to have stopped a scoring pass and award a penalty try, with the automatic conversion this pull Bonymaen back into a 7-12 lead. Bonymaen then were award a yellow card. Dunvant took advantage of this stretching the 14 men back and forth and finally orchestrating space for Mark Loughlin to walk over in the near right hand corner. With the very difficult conversion slipping just wide the score was level at 12-12. Bonymaen again made it tough for themselves when their number 8 was sent off. Dunvant had 10 mins left to take advantage of this. However in trying to do so the decision making and composure was lost and Dunvant found themselves running from their on half and kicking possession away in Bonymaen’s. Eventually Bonymaen were awarded a penalty in front of the posts, when a forward pod taking ball from a 4 man lineout failed to secure the ruck and a Dunvant late arrival was deemed to come in from the side. Bonymaen gladly kicked at goal and with 2 minutes remaining went into the lead 12-15. Dunvant tried to regain control but Bony had their tales up and in the last play of the game scored again in the far left hand corner and finished the game with a superb touchline conversion.

The performance was worthy of a win but Dunvant let that slip away in the last 5 minutes. The team were obviously disappointed but will take plenty of positives into next week’s game against Swansea University which will be played at the University ground opposite Singleton Boating Lake.


Cheers Jonathan

Nicolas Maestri

Player of the Match

Nicolas Maestri

Key moments

18:00
Try Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
20:00
Try Ollie Beck scores for Dunvant 2nd XV
21:00
Conversion Jac Newbury kicks a conversion for Dunvant 2nd XV
60:00
Try Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
61:00
Conversion Conversion for Bonymaen 2nd XV
65:00
Try Mark Loughlin scores for Dunvant 2nd XV
75:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Bonymaen 2nd XV
79:00
Try Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Bonymaen 2nd XV

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 12 - 22
Conversion for Bonymaen 2nd XV
80:00 Player of the Match
Nicolas Maestri is awarded player of the match for Dunvant 2nd XV
79:00 Try 12 - 20
Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
75:00 Penalty 12 - 15
Penalty kicked for Bonymaen 2nd XV
66:00 Missed Conversion
Jac Newbury misses a conversion for Dunvant 2nd XV
65:00 Try 12 - 12
Mark Loughlin scores for Dunvant 2nd XV
65:00 Sub On
Tom Lewis is substituted on for Dunvant 2nd XV
65:00 Sub Off
Nicolas Maestri is substituted off for Dunvant 2nd XV
61:00 Conversion 7 - 12
Conversion for Bonymaen 2nd XV
60:00 Try 7 - 10
Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
45:00 Missed Penalty
Jac Newbury misses a penalty for Dunvant 2nd XV
End of period 1
21:00 Conversion 7 - 5
Jac Newbury kicks a conversion for Dunvant 2nd XV
20:00 Try 5 - 5
Ollie Beck scores for Dunvant 2nd XV
18:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Bonymaen 2nd XV
5:00 Sub Off
Darren Goddard is substituted off for Dunvant 2nd XV
5:00 Sub On
Mark Loughlin is substituted on for Dunvant 2nd XV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Dunvant 2nd XV
  • Bonymaen 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Mark Loughlin Sub On 5:00'
  • Darren Goddard Sub Off 5:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Ollie Beck Try 20:00'
  • Jac Newbury Conversion 21:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Conversion 61:00'
  • Mark Loughlin Try 65:00'
  • Tom Lewis Sub On 65:00'
  • Nicolas Maestri Sub Off 65:00'
  • Penalty 75:00'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Hawkes, Sam Hawkes, Sam
Muxworthy, Daniel Muxworthy, Daniel
Petherbridge, Jack Petherbridge, Jack
Arnold, Michael Arnold, Michael
Richards, Matt Richards, Matt
Newbury, Jac Newbury, Jac
Maestri, Nicolas Maestri, Nicolas
SULLY, KRISTIAN SULLY, KRISTIAN
Morgan, Josh Morgan, Josh
Perkins, Aaron Perkins, Aaron
Beck, Ollie Beck, Ollie
Goddard , Darren Goddard , Darren
Lewis, Cameron Lewis, Cameron
Murphy, Ethan Murphy, Ethan
BUCKETT, CONNOR BUCKETT, CONNOR

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Gorseinon 2nd XV 8 14
2. Bonymaen 2nd XV 5 10
3. Dunvant 2nd XV 9 10
4. Llangennech 2nd XV 7 8
5. Waunarlwydd 2nd XV 4 2
6. Swansea University 2nd XV 5 2
7. Morriston 2nd XV 3 0

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