Sat 24
Newcastle Emlyn
Beddau Run Riot To Break Losing Streak

Beddau Run Riot To Break Losing Streak

By Mal Davies
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Chatham steals the show with 29 points as Green & Gold cut loose with 9 try haul

So, that`s the way you do it! After three defeats a victory was becoming vital but there would have been few who could have envisioned such a compelling performance. Throughout the first half, in fact, a case could certainly be made that Beddau edged proceedings but the game was a contest with Emlyn continually probing.

Emlyn`s Daniel Davies was off-target when Beddau offended at the kick-off. Within a few minutes a big tackle from Bradley Llewellyn drew a penalty when the ball wasn`t released and Hywel Chatham gave Beddau the lead. When interference at a ruck was signalled Hywel Chatham again landed the points only to see Beddau again concede a kick at the restart. Emlyn this time went for touch and it needed a fine tackle from Callum Wheeler to halt Llyr Jones.

When Beddau broke the siege a fluent piece of attacking play released Joe Casella on the right. There was still a bit to do but the winger, who had already shown a refreshing desire to test the defence, finished superbly despite the attentions of a couple of defenders. Hywel Chatham converted. Callum Wheeler fielded a high kick but was clattered by a fierce tackle. The full back nimbly regained his feet to be penalised for not releasing. Daniel Davies opened Emlyn`s account.

Beddau won a similar penalty shortly afterwards but Hywel Chatham missed in what turned out to be the only flaw from the tee in 12 attempts. Another attack featured Joe Casella but this time he was held up at the line. A scrum resulted and Emlyn tried to counter from their own line. Beddau were alive to the threat, though and a tackle brought a turn-over. Lewis Egal acted as scrum half and set up the backs for a move completed by real scrum half Carl Lewis. Hywel Chatham`s conversion brought the half to an end at 20-3.

From the restart a swift break from Bradley Coombes was supported by the rangy James Cashin. The defence just held but Cashin grabbed the second phase ball and stretched for the line. Almost from the restart Bradley Coombes made a further hole in the visiting defence and, a couple of passes later left wing Cody Baker was strolling in. Hywel Chatham converted both to turn the score quickly into a 34-3 advantage. Beddau weren`t finished and with Hywel Chatham pulling the strings and centre Bradley Coombes scaring defenders with his strength and pace full back Callum Wheeler finished a fluent move with Chatham`s kick taking the points beyond 40.

Kristian Parker had entered the fray as a replacement for the impressive Bradley Llewellyn. The big man was quickly onto the end of another bout of passing to stretch away for a try that Hywel Chatham again goaled.

Newcastle Emlyn were still fighting to make some kind of response with scrum half Dafydd Evans making a particular nuisance at scrum time. For taking the law into his own hands Owen Cotton went to the bin. It was now not in Beddau`s interests to involve themselves in any tight skirmishes. That was of no consequence when Hywel Chatham began an attack and Cody Baker danced through the defence before picking out the supporting Chatham for a try he also converted. From deep in Beddau territory Bradley Coombes stood-up a couple of tacklers before releasing Adam Ashford. The young centre, on for Lewis Egal, is very quick and here he showed his paces, and elusiveness, to great effect in scoring an excellent try. Chatham converted and when hard-working flanker Jordan Goodwin caught the defence napping with an enterprising tap and go try Hywel Chatham took his conversion tally to 9 from 9 and his total points haul to 29 while passing 50 for the season.

Luck hadn`t been a particularly faithful companion thus far and, in truth, luck had little to do here but there were certainly moves completed here that had faltered in earlier games and it was clear that confidence grew throughout this performance.

Report by Lynn West

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Sat 24, Sep 2016