Seagulls slip up at home to Tycroes

By County Echo Reporter in Rugby

FISHGUARD and Goodwick had their chances to beat promotion-chasing Tycroes in their Division Two West match at The Moors, but in the final analysis they failed to take their chances, whilst Tycroes showed how to turn pressure into points with a 22-14 win.

At no time was it more evident than soon after the interval where the Seagulls had reduced Tycroes’s lead to 7-17, but then No 10 Alun George had his kick charged down, the Seagulls failed to secure possession and a chip through by No 10 Dean Bromham saw centre Steve Roach gratefully accept a gift score for Tycroes.

Fishguard started well enough, but with the breeze at their backs the visitors showed some crisp handling orchestrated by half backs Aled James and Bromham, who scored the opening try and created the space for another score by powerful winger Elgan Griffiths, the former score being converted by winger Darrell John.

Then Tycroes added a third right on the stroke of half time when No 8 Steffan Jones ploughed his way over the line - but Fishguard responded well after the interval when powerful surges by Ryan McVeigh and Gwilym Evans saw Chris Shousha emerge with the ball before George added an excellent conversion.

The breeze dropped for a while so the Seagulls lost a little advantage as fortunes ebbed and flowed - but it was Tycroes who added that soft try before Fishguard scored the try of the match when they secured possession deep in their 22 and quick hands from Mike Jenkins and Ben John sent full back Ed Bendall on a run to the posts, for George to add the extras.

Hopes of a late come-back were halted by a well-organised Tycroes defence and they left Fishguard without even the consolation of a bonus point, as they followed up their more convincing 34-10 home win to deny The Seagulls anything to show for their efforts in an entertaining tussle.

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