Gowerton go top despite Seagulls’ efforts

12:02pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Division Four (West):

Fishguard & Goodwick 8

Gowerton 26

Gowerton moved into top spot in the table with a bonus-point win at The Moors which didn’t really do justice to the effort put in by a Fishguard & Goodwick side which never gave up trying and held its own in terms of possession and territory.

But the Seagulls, despite the yeoman efforts of Rhys Lewis, Steve Jenkins, skipper Simon James and the rest of their pack, couldn’t match Gowerton’s ability to turn pressure into points. Nowhere was this more typified than by experienced centre Gareth King, who showed he still has a nose for points with two well-taken tries.

But it was winger Callum McKenzie who opened the scoring for Gowerton with a soft early try before Fishguard fly half Daf Evans atoned for an earlier slip when he notched a well-struck penalty.

The Seagulls had other chances with the wind at their backs but although Gwilym Jenkins, Gavin Walsh and Lewis all went close it was Gowerton who led 12-3 at the half time as

King rounded off some quick hands before McKenzie landed the simple conversion.

It was a similar story after the interval as experienced prop Craig Thomas ploughed over for a try which McKenzie goaled and then King claimed his second, again converted by McKenzie.

Rhys Lewis started another Fishguard move which eventually came to nought as Gowerton defended well but they had some consolation late on as Richard Hunter scored an unconverted try in a lively match that was well controlled by referee Simon Mills (Llanelli).

Fishguard & Goodwick: Gareth Adamson: Matthew George; Zac France-Miller; Dai Evans; Ed Bendall: Daf Evans; Rhodri Morgans: Adrian Squelch; Gavin Walsh; Gerwyn Davies: Gwilym Evans; Richard Hunter: Steve Jenkins; Rhys Lewis; Simon James (Capt). Replacements: Alun George; Ryan McVeigh; Mark James; Mark George.

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