New blow for Betws
6:20am Thursday 12th April 2012 in Sport
DIVISION FOUR WEST BETWS 12 MILFORD HAVEN 59 PROMOTION-CHASING Milford Haven followed rivals Amman United’s mauling of struggling Betws by inflicting another heavy defeat on the Amman Valley men.
The homesters were again hit by a number of late withdrawals prior to kick-off, and the visitors took full advantage of the reshuffle to score three tries in the opening ten minutes to open a 19-point lead.
Betws were never going to recover from such a poor start but managed to reduce the deficit midway through the half as scrum half Dylan Rees broke clear from a scrum 20 metres out to score.
Owen Higgins added the conversion.
However, the visitors kept up the pressure, with wing Lee Riley and centre Ian Rusinek both securing a brace of tries to give the visitors a 33-7 half-time advantage.
Despite the visitors scoring another early try after the interval, Betws put up a valiant effort with youngsters Daniel Madge, Glyn Thomas and Daniel Daviidson in particular making an impact with their strong running in the face of extreme pressure.
Midway through the half, after some excellent interplay between forwards and backs, Betws were rewarded with a try by club stalwart and replacement wing forward Gwilym Lewis.
Unfortunately, the visitors had a strong squad on display and their superior power enabled them to finish strongly with a further three tries, which included a brace from wing Craig Thomas, with Jim Farr adding the extras.
On Saturday, Betws travel to Aberaeron.