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05 March 2017 / Club News

Seagulls Win Over League Leaders

1st XV 13 v Pontarddulais 5

Report From Pembrokeshire Sport

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Fishguard and Goodwick produced the kind of committed performance demanded by coaches Huw Evans and Gareth Thomas as they claimed a deserved win against table-topping Pontarddulais where all the points came in the first half.

The Seagulls are traditionally slow starters at home but they played well from the outset with some real graft from a tight five of Ryan McVeigh, skipper Gavin Walsh, Andrew Morrillo, Luke Freebury, who usually plays in the back row but played really well as second row partner to talented youngster Jac Evans.

Their efforts allowed Chris Shousha, Sion Colella and Simon James to pouch possession at the breakdown – and they deservedly took the lead when Freebury initiated a move in his own 22 which was maintained by supporting full back Ed Bendall before winger James Reynolds finished in style.

Then Bendall added a second score, following more good work by the Seagulls’ eight, and although Kial Keane missed both difficult conversions he added a penalty.

The Bont no 8 Aled Thomas reduced the deficit with an unconverted try but then they had Jamie Davies sent off for violent conduct.

The second half was equally hard fought as both teams had half chances but for the home side there was some resolute defence organised by Andrew Williams and Keane, supported by Ben John and Mike Jenkins through the middle, plus James Conlan, Reynolds and Bendall wider out.

Gwilym Evans and Mark George used their experience when they joined the fray and in the final analysis the Seagulls’ coaches could be very pleased with this all-round performance.

Today's Man of the Match Luke Freebury chosen by ex Forwards coach Randal Williams.

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