Alltwen 12 Cwmgors 28
12:00pm Friday 14th September 2012 in Sport
Division Five South West
TWO wins out of two has seen Cwmgors climb to the top of Division Five Southwest on nine points.
The Cherries made a promising start and took the lead through a penalty from full back Steff Rees.
Alltwen missed a penalty of their own during a period of solid pressure, but Gors held firm.
The opening try arrived when line-out ball was swept to Mike Hodges whose break and chip ahead sent wing Steve Edwards scuttling through to dab down in the corner. Steff Rees converted for a 10-0 lead.
Things got even better for Cwmgors when their pack took a scrum against the head on the home 25 and Hodges found Lloyd Watson steaming in at a great angle. The wing galloped over to score and Rees converted.
The visitors withstood some sustained Alltwen pressure, particularly from the home eight, but dropped passes let the hosts down, and, from turnover ball, Darren Howells kicked ahead for Hodges to gather and score.
Steff Rees’ penalty gave the visitors a commanding 25-0 lead at the break.
Rees’ boot added another penalty to make it 28-0, but Alltwen made it harder in the second half with a brand of nine-man rugby that played to their forward strengths. It was pack power that paved the way for the hosts’ opening try from a rolling maul.
Altwen’s forwards also manufactured a second score near the end.
Cwmgors battled away in search of a bonus point and thought they found it with Rees’ lovely break, but the inside pass failed to go to hand and the chance went begging.
Cwmgors return to the Swansea Valley on Saturday when they visit Glais.