Davies earns Quins the local bragging rightes
12:00pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Sport
Pembroke Dock Harlequins 12
Four penalties by outside half Lewis Davies were enough to give Pembroke Dock Harlequins the double over Pembroke in a tense and niggly affair at Bierspool.
There were yellow cards aplenty and Quins hooker Phil Hughes picked up two of them to leave the field early as referee John Griffiths tried hard to keep the teams focused on rugby in front of a big crowd.
Pembroke had lost 22- 18 at home and must have made the postmatch journey back up the hill to Crickmarren wondering how they had chances aplenty but still lost, this time by two points.
One of their problems was that they went very close from a cracking diagonal run by Rob Weston but failed to turn resultant pressure into points, and missed first half penalties as outside half Phil Williams managed just one on target in three attempts while Lewis Davies slotted two penalties to give the home side a 6-3 lead.
It was a similar story after half-time as Lewis Davies again did well to land two penalties for the Quins and the Scarlets had claims for tries by hooker Gareth Jones and skipper Geraint Jackson turned down, before Jackson finally raced through for the game’s only try late on.
Phil Williams converted but it was too little, too late, for the visitors as the Quins will enjoy the bragging rights in the area for the rest of the season.
Pembroke Dock Harlequins: Damien Miller, Simon Coleman, Sam Irwin, Lee Scourfield, Sam Richards, Lewis Davies, Adam Cawley, Brendan O’Driscoll, Phil Hughes, Ian Osbourne, Mark Van Rhyn, Darren Griffiths, Alex Pearce, Barry Parsons (capt), Kevin Bratcher. Replacements: Gareth Scourfield, Jonathan Rogers, Neil Harries, TomOsbourne.
Pembroke: Mark Jones, Geraint Jackson (capt), Sean Dalling, Dom Colman, James Skeels, Phil Williams, Andrew Davies, Richard Morris, Gareth Jones, Richard Mason, Rob Weston, Mark Boswell, Jordan Gwilliam, Dan Manning, Rob Jones. Replacements: Simon Cole, Sean Beynon, Steve Dyde, Seamus