Carmarthen Athletic RFC | 1st Team 19 - 10 Tumble RFC | 1st Team
Ifan Gwyn Davies
1 Try
Steven Anthony Hewitt
1 Conversion
1 Penalty

Match Report
07 January 2017 / Team News

Magpies lose tough encounter at the Athletic

A depleted Magpies team traveled to Johnstown to face Carmarthen Athletic on a wet and miserable afternoon and came away empty handed after a 19-15 defeat. With a number of players missing through illness, injury, suspension and unavailability the Magpies scrum was under pressure from the first engagement against a heavier Athletic front five. Tumble were 3-0 down after four minutes when Athletic fullback Scott Maynard converted a penalty after a Tumble infringement. After 21 minutes the Magpies were further behind when Maynard kicked another penalty. Five minutes later Maynard cut through some weak tackling to score a try near the uprights which he then converted to make the score 13-0 to the home side. With 38 minutes on the clock the Magpies were awarded a penalty which outside half Steven Hewitt converted to make the score 13-3. On the stroke of halftime Tumble were awarded another penalty but Hewitt pushed the kick just wide.

Half Time: Carmarthen Athletic 13 - Tumble 3

The second half followed the same pattern as the first with the Magpies scrum under pressure but with the players showing plenty of commitment. After 60 minutes the Athletic extended their lead when Maynard kicked another three pointer. Tumble didn't have to wait long however to get some more points on the board when full back Ifan Davies, playing his first game of the season crossed for a try after 64 minutes with Hewitt slotting over the conversion. There was now only 6 points in the score and the Magpies pushed to get the converted try which would put them in the lead. Unfortunately another penalty was conceded with only three minutes left to play which took the game and any hope of a losing bonus point away.

Full Time: Carmarthen Athletic 19 - Tumble 10.

The Magpies now have a week off before welcoming Fishguard and Goodwick RFC to Parc y Mynydd Mawr on Saturday, 21 January.

Ymlaen Y Piod


15 Ifan Davies

14 Mike Edwards

13 Steffan Price

12 Iwan Price

11 Josh Davies

10 Steven Hewitt

9 Iwan Morgan

1 Steven Rees

2 Rhys Lewis

3 Dafydd Humphreys

4 Gareth Beynon

5 Hefin Dumbrill (captain)

6 Owain Davies

7 Steffan Owen

8 Darren Williams


16 Jordan Burrows

17 Celt Flint

18 Rhodri Jones



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