11 April 2015 / Club News

Skewen v Maesteg Quinns Match Report

On Saturday the 4th of April Skewen RFC welcomed Maesteg Quins to Tenant Park for the 4th encounter of the season. At this point the results were 3 nil in Skewens favour but with 8first team regulars unavailable through wedding and work commitments a tough 80 minutes was expected

As always the Quins were to prove hard and difficult opponents.

For the majority of the first half it was the defences on both sides that proved to be the dominant factor. If anything Skewen just edged the territory and possession.

Both sides had periods of pressure but strong defences meant that scoring opportunities were limited.

Skewen were able to take an early lead when Quins were penalised just outside their 22 enabling Jaimie Kirkhouse to convert the penalty attempt.

However, a short while later, Skewen infringed in their own 22 enabling the Quins no 10 to equalise the score.

As the first half progressed  Skewen began to gain slight territorial advantage and from an attacking lineout 10 metres from the Quins line the forwards were able to gain momentum enabling Luke Myatt to drive over the line for Skewens first try which was converted by Jaimie Kirkhouse.

Skewens second try again came from a period of forward pressure. Following a penalty for offside Skewen opted for the lineout option which again led to a driving maul crossing the line with Luke Myatt again at the bottom to claim his second try of the game. This time the try went unconverted.

Half time score Skewen 15 Maesteg Quins 3

Despite the fact that there was no score in the second half the game began to open up with a number of fine breaks being made by Tom Kingdom, Cam Morris and Jaimie Kirkhouse but poor finishing meant that try scoring opportunities failed at the last pass.

One such opportunity arose following a 30 metre break by our new outside half Kevin James who was brought down metres from the line and despite being obviously injured he was able to feed a pass to Daffy Davies who was held up on the line by good defence from the Quins.

Despite Skewens possession and territory they were unable to increase the score and indeed to their credit it was Quins who applied the pressure in the closing minutes and it was only stout defence that held them out.

In all a hard fought tough game and despite the low score there were obvious plus points. The game showed the strength in depth we now have in our squad with a number of players stepping up to the plate. It was also great to see the likes of club captain Wayne Mitchell,  Flankers  Daffy Davies and Dai Morgan and winger Luke Hughes take to the field following lengthy lay offs  due to serious injuries. A big negative was the injury to our player Coach Kevin James who we hope can return sooner rather than later.

Man of the Match awarded to Jaimie Kirkhouse for his exceptional work rate both in attack and defence

Skewen have been drawn to meet Ystrad Rhondda atLlanharan on Saturday 18th April in the semi-final of the WRU Plate. Anyone requiring a place on the bus please add your names to the list in the clubhouse.

Skewen Team v Maesteg Quins 

15 Alex Dukes

14 Mathew Billet

13 Tom Kingdom

12 Cam Morris 

11 Luke Hughes

10 Kevin James (Replaced by Dai Morgan)

9 Jaimie Kirkhouse

8 Dai Absalom (replaced by Wayne Mitchell)

7 Luke Myatt (replaced by Dan Williams)

6 Liam Grice (replaced by Daffy Davies)

5 Aled Mogford

4 Reece Jenkins 

3 Johnny Gethin

2 Stefan Bond 

1 James Reeves 


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