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Match Report
08 October 2016 / Team News

More Frustration

Nantgaredig 46 Aberaeron 3

Aberaeron's winning start to the season came to an abrupt end in the Tywi valley as they bowed out of the Bowl Cup competition at the first attempt. Unbeaten this season with maximum bonus points, Nantgaredig sailed comfortably through to the next round although they were grateful to be gifted several opportunities which they completed in clinical style. It was another case of frustration for the Seagulls as they fumbled a number of close range openings which if taken may well have put a different slant on the final result. As it was the home side crossed the whitewash on 8 occasions, with half the tries being opportunistic coming from deep within their own half following Aberaeron errors. Prospects had looked promising in the opening minutes with Aled Sweeney putting his side ahead with a well struck penalty, but failure to collect from the restart gave Nant the initiative and they quickly took advantage with a brace of tries from second rows Gavin Orson and Gwyn Pierce. Despite forays by captain Alex Danton and the Wozencraft brothers , the advantage was further extended before the break with 2 further scores through Bleddyn Lewis and Gethin Davies. It was the same pattern after the restart with Aaron Lewis unlucky on more the 1 occasion, with the frustrating inability to convert pressure into points even more evident as the half progressed. Any hope of a comeback was thwarted on midway as George Gleeson put his name on the scoresheet, and despite several gilt edged chances with Dan Lewis prominent in tight and loose play, it was not be with the football spilled with the tryline agonisingly within touching distance. With the result in the bag, Nant took advantage of further errors in the visitors ranks, and added another 3 tries through Guto Roberts, Adam Quill and Meirion Davies. Aberaeron will reflect on the missed opportunities, and the need to be more clinical in the coming games to avoid disappointment at season's end.

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