SENIOR MATCH REPORTS Dunvant (H) 5th Oct

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Aberavon Quins 7 Dunvant 17


In a Friday floodlit encounter any thoughts of an easy romp by league leaders, Dunvant were quickly dispelled as the young Quins tore into their opponents. eight of the Quins under nineteen squad and another as a replacement plated and it augurs well for the future of the club but is still a problem this season when they are not available, as they have a very heavy schedule looming at the season end with interest in at least four competitions.
Dunvant started brightly and put the Quins under pressure but the siege was raised in an unusual way when loose head prop Josh Pugh galloped away from a maul to take play 50 metres up field into opposition territory.
It was not all about the youngsters however as skipper Craig Cox, lock Karl Davies and flanker Liam Oates continually built up pressure.


Fly half Ryan Pugh kicked well to the touchlines and Jack Dacey was comfortable at full back.
Dunvant showed glimpses of speed and skill behind and deservedly took the lead with a smart try from Adam Williams.
Just five points down early in the second half the Quins suffered a set back when a yellow card reduced them to fourteen men. Tries followed for the visitors from Tony Jackman and Dan Bayliss one of which was converted by Aled Lewis.
Restored to a full complement the Quins attacked strongly and several breaks by Jordan Crealock could have brought tries,
Strong running winger Kyle Williams and flanker Luke Davies were also a threat to the visitors.
Cox then marshalled his forwards well and the scrums, anchored remarkably well by youth tight head Tom , were solid.
It was Cox who charged through to set up a chance for diminutive scrum half Jacob Flynn who bamboozled would-be tacklers to score a try converted by Ryan Pugh.
Although they kept going to the final whistle the Quins just failed narrowly to get on terms with the league leader
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