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Match Report
09 October 2017 / Team News

Quins v Nantgaredig

The Quins put up a spirited display against high flying Division 3B side Nantgaredig and the score bore no reflection on the dominance of the Quins in the 2nd half but sadly their dreams of an appearance at the Principality Stadium are over for another year.
The visitors could not have got off to a better start when Outside Half Dafydd Lewis slotted over a penalty after just 2 minutes. On 10 minutes Scrum Half George Gleeson slipped over for a try which was converted by Dafydd Lewis. With a 0-10 advantage for the visitors it looked like it was going to be a tough afternoon for the Quins. On the half hour the Quins were dealt a hammer blow when Right Wing Gethin Davies touched down for a unconverted try wide out to put his side 15 points to the good. The Quins though responded magnificently with one of the best tries they have scored this season. After some fine Ball retention Outside Half Lewis Davies powered through a gap in a stretched defence to score half way out, he converted himself to put the Quins back in the hunt. With 5 minutes of the half remaining the Quins laid siege to the visitors line but unfortunatey for  they could not crack the visitors defence.
The Quins had it all to play for as the 2nd half started but with just 5 minutes of the half gone Dafydd Lewis punished a Quins indiscretion to put his side into a 7-18 lead. From here on in it was all Quins as they seemed to be encamped in the visitors 22 but no matter what they tried it just did not seem their day. Just on the hour mark an interception try by Dafydd Lewis was a cruel blow to the Quins after all the effort they had put in. He failed to convert his own try from wide out. The Quins though were soon back inside the visitors 22 and with replacement Hywel Baker showing a never say die attitude after coming off his sick bed they gave it a good go.The Quins, however, could not force a score, with some outstanding defence by the visitors coming to the fore. Nantgaredig grabbed a 4th try when a chip over the top bounced straight into Dafydd Lewis hands and the Outside Half did the rest for a unconverted Try. The Quins though had the last say when replacement Prop, Martin Culley, powered over from close range for a unconverted try.
Team. Liam Hargreaves-Gibson, Dan Goodridge, Charlie Dearden, Thomas Doyle(Capt), Aaron Cookson, Lewis Davies, Jake Griffiths, Steffan Hallward, Alex Pierce, Harry Owen, Aaron Boswell, Sam James, Mark Van Ryhn, Neil Brace, Tom Clarkson.
Replacements. Nathan Abrahams, Martin Culley, Hywel Baker, George Bellmaine.

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