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1st XV - Match centre

Fri 7 Apr 19:30 - League Full time

Newtown 34-7 Welshpool

'Pool unable to make headway against old rivals

Welshpool fell to a third defeat this season against Newtown, and will be left wondering why they seem unable to make any headway against their old rivals whilst they continue to close the gap on other sides in their league.

The first half of the game was all about the home side. After opening the scoring with a penalty, they then crossed for a pair of converted tries, giving them a 17-0 lead at the break.

After a further Newtown score, Welshpool finally got themselves on the board with a try for hooker Ally Evans, which was converted by Dan Earle.

A further Newtown score made the score 29-7 in their favour, and it looked like the game would end in the same manner as the last meeting between the clubs, but the hosts ran in a further try at the death to give them a 34-7 victory.

Welshpool: Tom Manuel, Ally Evans, Jamie Evans, Ryan Manuel, Tomos Holloway, Luke Alexander Godfrey, Joe Stranks (c), Ryan Goodwin, Euan Harris, Dylan Walton, Harry Davies, Tom Davies, Jake Best, Matt Roberts, Dan Earle
Replacements: Lee Richards, Ben Gutteridge, Harry Trow, Rob Picken, Tom Worthy

Try: Ally Evans
Conversion: Dan Earle

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