Travelling to Mold on Saturday without a number of their senior players, Pwllheli established their superiority in the first half of the match
but the home side defended stoutly and without mercy. Having won all fourteen league games between the two sides since 2010, the travelling team were expected to win but were not over confident at the start of the match.
Pwllheli camped in their opponents' half of the field for most of the first half but it was winger Robin Hughes Jones who broke the defensive line and scampered along the touchline for the first try in the corner after eight minutes. He was followed twelve minutes later by No8 Tom Parry who touched down after much slick passing by the Llyn side despite the strong home defensive tackling. The second try was successfully converted by outside half Danial Glyn for a 12 v 0 lead to the visiting team.
Further pressure on the home defenders during the second quarter yielded many penalties and the visitors were thwarted on many occasions by aggressive tackling. It was not a surprise when the Mold loosehead prop transgressed whilst saving a certain try and was yellow carded. The resultant penalty kick taken passed through several pairs of hands before reaching centre Ianto Pari who forced his way over the line for try No 3.
The second half was played much in the same vein with the Llyn side doing the attacking and the home team defending. The Pwllheli bench was fully utilised, giving young inexperienced players opportunity to show their abilities. The fourth and bonus scoring try was a long time coming but it was Ianto Pari again who broke free to score. Osian Parry Jones converted for a 24 v 0 score.
Next week will be an exceptional weekend at Bodegroes with two WRU Trophy games on home soil. The First team will play Division One East Central Mountain Ash, an old established club in the Rhondda Cynon district in the WRU Plate and the Second team will play Division 3 East B club Llanhilleth from the Abertillery area in the WRU Bowl competition.
Updated 20:27 - 3 Dec 2018 by Gary Williams