Newcastle Emlyn 48 Tumble 0

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Division Three West

 

TUMBLE suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, going down to six tries at Newcastle Emlyn.

In the early exchanges the Magpies competed at forward but the back division was misfiring badly. When Tumble’s forwards won a lineout against the opposition throw, a mix-up saw the ball roll free and hooker Evans scored after seven minutes. Outsidehalf Harries kicked the first of his six conversions and added two penalties for a personal total of 18 points.

Tumble pressured and flanker Gareth Walters went close, but was held up. Prop Ciaran Guest made some hard metres but Emlyn were holding firm.

Harries kicked a penalty after 14 minutes and, from the restart, back came Emlyn and worked the ball into space. A cross-field kick saw Jones get the touchdown. A further penalty gave the home side a 20-point half-time lead.

Injuries were mounting for the visitors and centre Price and second row Rhys Jones struggled before being replaced.

With Newcastle Emlyn looking for the bonus point try they attacked hard.

Tumble’s Rhys Jones and Josh George tackled manfully but with the line-outs misfiring, no useful ball was given to the Magpies.

Poor passing when under pressure saw the Magpies concede another converted try and, after 70 minutes play the bonus point try came when wing Evans sauntered through some weak tackling to touch down.

The demoralised visitors still tackled hard, particularly Leighton Mckenna and replacement Lee Colling.

Tumble had sporadic attacks through James Owens and Chris Lemon but Emlyn added two late tries.

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