Satisfying Day at Mach 7s
Newtown entered a youthful team into the Sion Wyn Memorial 7s at Machynlleth and came away having given a very creditable account of themselves.
The side opened the pool matches with a hard fought 17-10 win over Harlech, coming from behind to outscore their opponents by three tries to two. The second pool match ended with defeat against a strong and physical Bro Ffestiniog side, but finished the pool matches with an impressive 24-12 win over local rivals Llanidloes. As runners-up in the group, Town qualified for the main cup knockout stages, and faced pool winners and cup holders Aberystwyth in the quarter final. This was as far as Town were to progress, and they were well beaten by their more experience opponents who would go on to contest the final against Crymych. However, the team never stopped working, and can be proud of their performances throughout the day.
Newtown squad: Tom Bucknall, Ashley Evans, Gareth Kelly, Emyr Humphreys, Paul Morgan, Matt Land, Matty Jones, Darryn Green, Dylan Green, Greg Kiely, Richard Andrews, Nathan Lloyd, Jack Davies
Meanwhile, in the opposite side of the draw, Melvyn Lewis and his invitational side also reached the knockout stages of the cup competition with wins over Aberdyfi and Tregaron, eventually bowing out in the quarter finals to Lampeter.