Sunday, 4 March 2012

Swansea survive Cup scare

Swansea survived a second half fight back from Division One East side Beddau to secure their place in the Swalec Cup quarterfinal with a 22-20 triumph at Mount Pleasant Park.
The Premiership side took a 17-3 lead into the interval with touchdowns from Steffan Jones, Nicky Harwood and Jordan Skidmore.
After the break, the hosts came out firing and crossed for two tries of their own through Cameron Pimlow and Liam Bodman, with Steve Robinson adding the extras to both as well as a further penalty.
However, there was to be no fairytale ending for the One East outfit as Ryan Evans' late touchdown proved vital for the Whites.
Swansea will now travel to Ebbw Vale in the next round with the Steelmen hoping to make the Whites their next Cup victims.
In the all Division One West affair, UWIC ended Swalec Plate Champions Ammanford’s Cup dreams, running out 21-6 victors to seal a quarterfinal berth against Newbridge.
The students outscored their hosts three tries to nil with wing Pierre Tucker and back row Sam Cross crossing before the interval, with prop Joe Tomlinson barging his way over after the break to secure the win for UWIC.
Ammanford’s dream of returning to the Millennium Stadium is over for this year as they were restricted to two first half penalties from Carwyn Richards.


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