12:31pm Monday 14th October 2013
Haverfordwest 14-9 Tumble
Haverfordwest finally broke their duck for the season as they fended off a concerted fight-back by Tumble after the Blues were good value for a 14-3 interval lead.
But it was nerve-jangling stuff after the interval as the home side lost their rhythm and confidence to concede kickable penalties – but luckily Steve Hewitt was not on top form for Tumble and in the final analysis the Blues deserve credit for some gritty defence in sustained periods of pressure.
In a bright start the Blues scored good tries from second row Ryan banner and pacy winger Scott Candler, both converted by full back Ashley Sutton, with Hewitt slotting a Tumble penalty in between these two scores.
Haverfordwest had to defend really well at the end of the half and Tumble continued to dominate for much of the second half but Hewitt was only able to find the target twice from four attempts.
The Blues faced added pressure as Ashley Sutton and Adam Williams were given yellow cards but their tackling ensured their try-line remained intact. Sutton was off target with a late penalty as Haverfordwest clawed their way upfield late in the game – but it mattered little because the Blues had done just enough to record their first win.
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