Sun 06
1sts
17
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12
Friendly
ASDA
W Comley, W 'Sammy' Rees, D Gilasbey
Tries
D Spriggs
Conversions
Warriors Do Double In Early Summer Sun

Warriors Do Double In Early Summer Sun

By Gwilym Lewis
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After a close game early in the season, this was the much anticipated rematch...


A balmy spring evening meant a good crowd watched the Warriors complete the double over Asda in a niggly and close fought encounter.

The Warriors fielded a large squad and were able to bring on fresh players throughout the game which possibly proved crucial. It was certainly close with Asda going into the lead late in the 1st half with a try. The Warriors backs though, well supplied with possession, pressed and pressed. The Picton boys, Lee and Paul causing problems and old war horse Roger Bowen to the fore.
They pulled a score back through Dean Gilasbey but Asda stretched away with another try to put them 12-5 up. So it remained for most of the game but as Asda tired the Warriors had more and more of the game. Richard Griffiths and Rob Bevan both went close but eventually it was hooker Wyn Rees, back in the team after a long absence, who went over following some good interplay.
The Warriors finished strongly and sealed the win with debutant Wayne Comley getting their 3rd try.

Warriors XV: Dai Spriggs (Richard Griffiths), Rob Bevan (Des Williams, Colin Talcon), Lee Diane (Wayne Comley), Dean Gilasbey, Lee Rowlands, Paul Jones, Roger Bowen, Darel Watkins (Edward Williams), Wyn Rees, Mike Esney (Edward McVicar), Andrew Russ (Stephen Walley), John Horwood, Raymond Millet, David Newson (Cpt), Gwilym Lewis
Touch Judge: Lewis Jones

Edward McVicar was named man of the match
Dai Newson set a new record for games as Captain (11)

The memory that stands out from this match occurred late in the game. The Warriors were pressing hard, Asda managed a clearance kick but only as far as the 22.
Warriors full back Richie Griff gathered but immediately and three Asda players bearing down on him. As he caught the ball there was a clear shout of "Watch his side step!"
Rich paused, looked up and went left/right through the 3 of them. Other than that Ed McVicar and Sammy Rees rampaged about the field and Lee Picton was good (as well as stroppy).

Couple of important debuts: Des Williams who soon became a mainstay in the team and Wayne Comley who played a major part in the club's 1st ever tour, when they went to Teignmouth, the following Autumn.

No photos or match program from this one.

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Match details

Match date

Sun 06, Jun 1999

Kickoff

15:30
Edward McVicar

Player of the match

Edward McVicar