06 September 2017 / Club News

Pill Harriers 17 v 19 Cwmbran

Match report - Pill Harriers 17 v 19 Cwmbran
Pill Harriers have in recent seasons been successful in their home fixtures against Cwmbran , but this stranglehold was broken by the young crows outfit on Saturday. Gavin Cook's team and squad have a good balance about it and their game plan is built around a good teamwork ethic.
It was very early in the game when they capitalised on their aggressive start by scoring a try by their wing Cameron Blackman. Stand off Michael Daviesconverted brilliantly off the touchline. Inside half Shaun Watkins was using the excellent quality ball gained at set piece time by David Powell, Micky Blake, Charles Coia, Nick Bryant and Scott Watkins and on the 20 minute mark they crossed again.
Powerful carries by Liam McSweeneyMichael Lang and Gareth Smithpaved the way for Steve Cox to put Joe Cox in for another try out wide. Again Michael Davies converted to extend the Crows lead to 14 nil. 
Pill Harriers fought their way back into the game and a yellow card to Cwmbran's Nick Bryant gave them the lift they needed. There was a complete turnaround by the interval as the home team ran in two converted tries for a 14-14 half time score.
All Cwmbran's early promise looked like it could falter as Pill kicked a penalty goal to take a slender lead. A barnstorming finish looked likely, however, as the crows pressed forward. The introduction of replacements Rhys PousetteChris WulderMartin EdwardsGavin Phillips and Ryan Powell aided their cause. A break from deep by Kurt Mason and carried on by backs and forwards alike forced a gap to appear. Flying wing, Cameron Blackman, took his chance to score the winning score and his second try.
On Saturday Cwmbran coaches Andrew G Bartley and Ryan Powell will ensure the players are fully charged for their first home game against Senghenydd.

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