Prestatyn go to the top of the table
Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers
Conwy Celts RFC
|Venue:||Meadows Playing Fields, LL19 8BP|
|Date:||Saturday 19th May 2012|
|Competition:||Welsh Conference - North Wales Championship|
Prestatyn and Rhyl Panthers made it two wins out of two to go to the top of the North Wales Conference.
Conwy Celts got off to a whirlwind start with Spencer Lumby capitalising on a Panthers mix up from a kick on the last tackle and was converted by Spencer himself.
The run of play continued to go in the Celts’ favour with a second try soon after by Jordan Sheridan showing a good turn of pace after a great pass from the Celts half back converted by Lumby.
Within 25 minutes of the first half the Panthers found themselves 18-0 down after a Celts kick hit the crossbar and came straight into Conwy Celts man of the match Bob Davies under the stick with an easy conversion.
Just before half time the Panthers gave themselves a lifeline after a lovely chip from Liam Kennedy was pounced upon by winger Jack Higgins for his first try for the club. 4-18 at the break.
In the second half the Panthers ran riot in the middle through great work from man of the match Mike Hall, Tim Prior, Kyle Robinson, Anthony Tilley, Conor Kelly, Cal Morris and an impressive debutant Allan James. Hall grabbed the first try of the second half after a piercing run through the Celts defence to touch down in the corner with an excellent touchline conversion from captain Ben Syme.
Straight from the restart Panthers worked it out right with Kennedy hitting Paul Sellwood on a flat ball for Sellwood to race 50 metres to score an unconverted try to make it 14-18.
The Panthers continued to work through hard hitting defence and blistering attack resulting in scores from Ben Syme and Liam Kennedy (2) with Ben Syme converting two from three putting the Panthers ahead 30-18.
Conwy Celts pulled one back from a penalty on their own 40 metre line, with two cut out balls out wide to Dan Parry who showed a clean pair of heels to run 60 metres and touch down under the posts for the try of the game which was converted.
Straight from the kick off though Prestatyn & Rhyl Panthers attempted a short kick that Mike Hall retrieved and managed to get a quick play of the ball for Allan James to put Cal Morris through a gap who managed to barge his way over the line, converted by Syme.
Then a fine Panthers second half performance was topped off by sensational work down the right resulting in Dan Jones scoring an unconverted try.