Seagulls show spirit to beat the Blues

By County Echo Reporter in Football

FISHGUARD and Goodwick completed the double with a 13-5 win over a Haverfordwest side which knew that relegation from Division Two West was a certainty, but still played with plenty of passion.

The Seagulls looked in control at the interval as they led 13-0, but the home side refused to throw in the towel and they claimed the only points of the second period when talented young second row Jack Clancy rounded off a good team move with a 20-metre run to the line.

Haverfordwest welcomed back centre Ollie Reyland from Narberth as Lee Summons and Danny Morgan tried hard to utilise hard-won possession in a scoreless first quarter with the wind at their backs.

Seagulls’ man of the match Kial Keane, however, organised their defence well in conjunction with efforts by skipper Gavin Walsh, Chris Shousha, Simon James and Luke Freebury in a lively back row.

Once The Seagulls had weathered the early home attacks they opened the scoring with a push-over try from No 8 James, which Keane converted, to go with two well-struck penalties for a 13-0 advantage.

It says a great deal for The Blues’ resilience that they battled hard in the second half, but Clancy’s try was the only reward.

The Seagulls were able to savour a short cameo from veteran No 8 Randall Williams, as they followed an 11-3 home win when the teams met at The Moors.

This eighth victory from 18 starts that takes them towards their own safety.

Results: Haverfordwest 5 Fishguard 13; Hendy 17 Pontarddulais 20; Pontyberem 30 Tumble 10; Tenby United 52 Carmarthen Athletic 35; Tycroes 22 Mumbles 15.

Division Two West Fixtures: Saturday, 22 April: Pontyberem v Carmarthen Athletic; Tenby v Llanybydder; Tumble v Fishguard; Tycroes v Haverfordwest.

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