CLWB RYGBI WRECSAM WREXHAM RUGBY CLUB
Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham, North Wales. LL13 9TY
2009 - 20010
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|Match Reports (2009)||Match Reports (2010)|
|Rhyl (A) December 5th||Rhyl (A) May 13th|
|NEWYOWN (H) November 25th||Newtown (A) April 24th|
|Newtown (A) November 14th||WELSHPOOL (H) April 17th|
|BANGOR (H) October 24th||LLANIDLOES (H) April 10th|
|RHOS (H) October 17th||NEWTOWN (H) April 3rd|
|Bethesda (A) October 3rd||Welshpool (A) March 27th|
|BALA (H) September 26th||Llanidloes (A) March 6th|
|Rhyl (H) September 19th||Bala (A) February 27th|
|Bangor (A) September 12th||BETHESDA (H) January 30th|
|Rhos (A) September 5th||.|
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This Year's Match Reports
Newtown 41 WREXHAM 8
Wrexham Firsts suffered their 12th defeat of the season when
their tackling let them down and they were beaten by 41-8 at
They got off to a good start with an early penalty by centre Richard
Hughes as they applied pressure on the home side. Their lead didn’t last long,
The addition of a penalty put the home side into a clear 24-3 lead, but the visitors rallied and reduced the arrears with a superb debut try by scrum-half Owain Turner. Although Hughes missed the difficult conversion, Wrexham continued to press and crossed the home line again, only to be pushed back without grounding the ball.
Trailing by 8-24 at the break, Wrexham started off comfortably in the
second-half but were rocked again when
Hopes were raised when the Wrexham backs created a two-man overlap that
looked certain to produce a try until a defender deliberately knocked down a
pass. The referee, however, chose to award a penalty instead of a penalty try,
WREXHAM 28 Welshpool 15
Wrexham completed a Division Three double over visitors Welshpool when they outpointed them by 28-15 in their final home game of the season.
With Youth Team centre Josh Francis making an impressive debut that brought the best out of half-backs Ben Cheesbrough and Kieran Morris as well as centre Richard Hughes, Wrexham piled on the points in the first-half. Hughes punished Welshpool for poor discipline with a brace of penalties and then tore the visitors apart with a brace of tries and one conversion.
Welshpool recovered a little in the second quarter and got on the scoreboard with a single penalty but number eight Kenny Simms soon restored his team’s advantage with an unconverted try, his second in a week. Throughout the contest, wing Mark Gasson tackled like a Trojan to deny the visitors and lock Mike Jones acted as hooker in the line-outs in the absence of the unavailable Danny Sissons.
Ahead by 23-3 at half-time, and with the game seemingly won, Wrexham seemed to go off the boil after the break. Part of this was due to a readjustment in the pack after prop David Gard had to leave with an injury, but possession from the scrums and line-outs soon dried up and Welshpool came roaring back with a converted try.
Happily, a try from flanker Gareth Owen, his first for the senior side and richly deserved after a string of good performances, opened up the gap again. There was a welcome debut appearance from Owain Turner, the Youth Team full-back and son of former back-row regular Carl, but Welshpool still managed a late consolation with a well worked unconverted try.
WREXHAM 20 Llanidloes 26
The visitors struck first with a 6th minute converted try but Wrexham soon closed the gap with a well-struck penalty by centre Richard Hughes. Then, as the home pack took full charge of the set scrums with David Gard outstanding, number eight Kenny Simms drove over for a try and Hughes kicked a spectacular conversion to put Wrexham 10-7 in front.
Llanidloes responded with pressure using a series of rolling mauls and soon forced the home forwards into mistakes as they tried to stem the Llanidloes tide. The visitors won a line-out from a penalty and, despite a big hit from Danny Sissons on his opposing outside-half, they created an overlap for win James Griffiths to score an unconverted try in the corner to lead by 12-10.
Wrexham started well in the second-half, outside-half Ben Cheesbrough and scrum-half Kieran Morris working well together and Hughes and John Roberts impressing in the centre. But Llanidloes still looked better organised in attack and they stretched their lead to 19-10 in the 53rd minute when James Griffiths took what looked to all except the referee like a forward pass to score his second try of the game, full-back Dan Short converting.
Wrexham weren’t done, and, with flanker Phil Williams and lock Mike Jones winning line-out possession, they came back with a stunning 40 metre penalty from Kieran Morris. Unfortunately, Llanidloes released their threequarters towards the home line en masse in the 76th minute and outside-half Adam Price scythed through for a try under the posts that centre Ed Pugh converted.
That seemed to have put the issue beyond doubt, but Wrexham refused to yield and drove upfield through their pack to launch skipper Guy Bingham over the line for a fine try. Morris landed a fine conversion from near the touchline to narrow the gap to only six points again. Try as they did to get on terms Wrexham just couldn’t bridge that gap and had to concede a season double to Llanidloes.
WREXHAM 12 Newtown 23
Wrexham Firsts, well beaten by Newtown in both legs of a cup competition last November, gave a much better account of themselves against the same outfit at Bryn Estyn Road on Saturday, but still ended up as 12-23 losers of a well contested Division Three encounter.
They could have won if they had been able to capitalise on several good scoring opportunities, but they lacked the pace and awareness needed to make the final few metres across Newtown’s try line. In contrast, a bulky visiting side started slowly but grew in strength in the second-half of the game and then had the skill and confidence to convert their chances with three tries.
In a keenly contested opening half, partly spoiled for both sides by the antics of an over-officious referee, Wrexham played some excellent rugby and displayed a vast improvement in their passing skills. Half-backs Ben Cheesbrough and Kieran Morris kept Newtown on the back-foot with their inventive breaks and John Roberts was in fine form again as he constantly crossed the gain line in the centre.
The home side profited from a 3rd minute penalty award to take the lead with a successful kick into the breeze by Morris before Newtown levelled with a similar effort by outside-half Rowen Meek only a minute later. Soon afterwards another penalty award was converted by Morris to put Wrexham back in front again, and they kept up the pressure with good work from number eight Kenny Simms, flanker Gareth Owen and prop David Gard.
When flanker Phil Williams was put into open space in the 21st minute, with only the full-back to beat and his winger free on his right, a try looked certain, but he ran straight into the enveloping arms of the defender and a clear cut opportunity was squandered. Newtown recovered and scored 6 minutes later by creating an overlap for winger Sam Harris to score, Meek adding the extra points.
Then, in a closing 8 minute period to the half, four kickable penalties were awarded, Meek converting one of his two chances but Morris kicking both of his superbly to narrow Newtown’s lead to 13-12 at the break. When play restarted, Wrexham continued to impress with wing Mark Gasson, Cheesbrough and Owen tackling and challenging effectively.
In the final quarter, however, disaster struck for Wrexham when full-back John Gormley completely misjudged a high kick from the visitors, failed to gather the ball and could only watch as Newtown centre Greg Kiely picked up and scored. Confidence surged through the visiting ranks and number eight Ben Davies soon grabbed a 69th minute try to establish a clear margin for his side.
Undeterred, Wrexham camped on the Newtown 22 and John Roberts broke through their defence only to be hauled down a few metres short. In a frantic finale, Newtown had a prop sin-binned for persistent infringements, Wrexham quickly elected to take a scrum under the Newtown posts but had a golden scoring opportunity ruined by an adjudged crooked feed to the scrum. Having been let off the hook, 14 man Newtown worked their way back upfield and did just enough to hold on for a slightly flattering victory.
Welshpool 0 WREXHAM 21
Two tries from John Roberts, a star in the North Wales flagship side Northern Counties at the turn of the Millennium, broke Wrexham’s four month long scoring duck after he switched from scrum-half to his old place on the wing and helped them to a well-earned 21-0 success at Welshpool.
Wrexham, however, reached half-time still leading by 14-0 and then opened strongly after the break. Unfortunately, two early scoring opportunities were squandered, the home side countered with some effective attacking play, Gard was sin-binned for a technical offence and then the visitors had to soak up some heavy pressure to prevent Welshpool from scoring.
Wrexham rallied in the final 10 minutes of the game, keeping the home side penned in their half with a controlled performance. After Hughes had failed with a difficult penalty attempt, Welshpool relieved the pressure on them with a kick out of their 22, only for the ball to be collected and run back by the visitors.
Roberts seized his moment when he claimed the ball and wriggled and turned through a gaggle of defenders before planting the ball over the home line for his second try of the match. Hughes added the extra points and Wrexham celebrated their first win of the year in style.
Llanidloes 34 WREXHAM 0
Wrexham crashed to a 34-0 defeat at Llanidloes, their fourth whitewash in five matches, in the opening game of the newly created Division Three North Championship.
Bala 19 WREXHAM 0
Wrexham succumbed to a 19-0 defeat at Bala, but were left feeling with a
sense of frustration that this was a game that they could have won if they had
turned their possession superiority into points.
Late injuries and unavailability forced them to take a patched side to Bala, and it was therefore a great relief when they kicked off that they discovered that their pack was more balanced than of late. They opened brightly and comfortably dealt with the home set scrum, but poor tactical kicking left them contained on their own 22, the home side missing an early penalty attempt.
Former Youth Team player Kenny Simms, making his first appearance of the
season, impressed in the back-row. He was supported on the other flank by Phil
Williams who probably delivered his best performance to date and really got
stuck into the loose exchanges. In the centre, Troy Roberts, home on leave from
the Army, was a welcome addition and posed a threat to Bala.
When the visitors did manage to mount pressure on Bala in their 22, they suffered problems in securing their own line-out possession and were unable to press home their attacks. The home side forced their way back and took advantage of a mistake in midfield to open the scoring with a converted try under the posts in the 30th minute.
Wrexham countered strongly and camped in the home 22, launching assault
after assault on the try line. Bala clung on desperately and gave away a series
of penalties until they eventually had a player sin-binned. Even so, Wrexham
still couldn’t score and were reduced temporarily to 14 players themselves when
winger Butjilani Hanyane responded to a taunt from the home crowd.
Bala eventually relieved the pressure on their line when one of their
players dived over the top of a forward drive to prevent the release of the
ball. Unfortunately this indiscretion was missed by the match official and
Wrexham’s attempt to level the match by half-time failed.
The visitors made a determined start after the break but, although Troy Roberts went close to scoring and Bala had another close shave on their wing, pressure failed to turn into points. Danny Seabrook replaced skipper Guy Bingham who limped off with a knee injury, Pete Blakemore made his First Team debut replacing Kenny Simms who went off with a hand injury, and Richard Platt did well when replacing Joss Stott in the second-row.
It came as a great blow in the 65th minute when the ball rebounded over the Wrexham line in a desperate scramble and a home player managed to touch it down for an unconverted try. Try as they did to get back on terms, Wrexham just couldn’t create an opening and it was left to the home side to apply the coup de grace when they ran in a late converted try.
WREXHAM 10 Bethesda 20
Wrexham delivered a good team performance against
The home side made light of the fact that they hadn’t played for 8 weeks
and opened brightly with a couple of smart breaks from new outside-half Ben
Cheesbrough and efficient work in the line-outs from number eight Mike Jones.
Wrexham’s forwards, with lock Richard Platt in dominant form, had the edge over
Both defences coped well and openings were few for the whole of the
Despite a 30 metre counter by John Roberts that came close to producing
a match levelling try for the home side, the visitors came back for more and
extended their lead with a very dubious try in the 33rd minute.
Hooker Steven Eames was adjudged to have touched down from a 5 metre line-out,
but the referee was slow to arrive and Eames was in fact stopped before the line
and should have been penalised for not releasing.
Trailing by 0-10 at half-time, Wrexham were caught cold minutes after the restart when flanker Arwyn Griffiths ran through virtually unopposed to score in the corner. Matters then went from bad to worse when flanker Danny Sissons was concussed in a collision and the game was held up for 15 minutes while an ambulance was called and Sissons taken to hospital for treatment.
After play resumed, Wrexham opted to take a 5 metre scrum and trundled
The visitors appeared to lose their composure at that point and were
penalised several times, Kieran Morris punishing them with a penalty in the 67th
minute to narrow the gap to 10-15. Morris, who had troubled the
Bethesda continued to look for a fourth try to secure the game and claim
a bonus point, and they achieved this in the 77th minute when flanker
Dylan Hughes took a scoring pass and dived over to claim an unconverted try.
That should have been that, but tempers flared again in the freezing conditions
of a lengthy injury time and the net result was that the
Wrexham Firsts now have another break of 3 weeks before they visit Bala
for a Division Two North league match. Many players will, however, participate
in an inter-club Over Thirties versus Under Thirties match that will take place
Rhyl 45 WREXHAM 0
Wrexham suffered their second whitewash in a fortnight as they slumped to a 0-48 defeat at Rhyl in a North Wales Division Two contest.
Injuries and unavailability had already ravaged the visiting side before the kick-off, but Wrexham still managed to make a good start and should have taken an early lead when skipper Guy Bingham crashed over the home line. Unfortunately, the referee was in an unsighted position and therefore the ‘score’ had to be disallowed.
Rhyl kicked their way back into the Wrexham half and opened the scoring with a try that came from a defensive lapse. The visitors’ woes continued as lock Tim Roberts suffered a nasty injury to his knee in the 15th minute, requiring hospital treatment, and then flanker Ashley Ellis had to leave the field soon afterwards with another knee injury.
Wrexham had to reshuffle their pack with substitutes Richard Platt and Brendan O’Malley entering the fray. Platt’s appearance in the second-row turned out to be the ‘shining light’ for the visitors and was backed up by the usual gutsy display at the base of the scrum from John Roberts.
In the 21st minute, with his side trailing by only 0-8, full-back Kieran Morris attempted a long distance penalty kick, but it fell short of the target. That turned out to be Wrexham’s last chance to score as their poor tactical kicking and lack of bite in the tackle soon played into the hands of the home side.
Rhyl increased their score to 19-0 at the break and then used counter attacks off Wrexham’s poor kicking to score more tries in the second-half. Wrexham never gave up trying and probably created more than their opponents did from set play. However, their attempts to get on the scoresheet were ruined by simple errors in handling and they were unable to make any impression.
WREXHAM 0 Newtown 30
Wrexham were knocked out of the North Wales Intermediate Cup in a 30-0 whitewash by visitors Newtown last night and will now go into next January’s Plate Competition.
They started well with scrum-half John Roberts and his half-back partner
John Gormley kicking them into
Another penalty by Jones, just before the break, was a hard blow to take for a disjointed Wrexham, but problems were addressed and they came back firing on all cylinders at the start of the second-half. Substitute props Danny Seabrook and Wayne Roberts steadied the scrum; John Roberts switched to number eight and gave a gutsy performance while his replacement Kieran Morris prodded well from the base of the scrum.
A breakout by the visitors from a stranglehold in their 22 led to prop Melvin Lewis powering over for a 55th minute try that Matthew Jones converted. However, Wrexham continued to dominate possession and could have scored if full-back Ashley Wrathall hadn’t taken his eye off the ball with the line at this mercy or wing Llion Morris hadn’t frozen twice in scoring situations.
As the home forwards searched for a
consolation try, prop Wayne Roberts and lock Phil Williams were held inches
short of the
Newtown 29 WREXHAM 3
Wrexham came badly unstuck by 29-3 at Newtown in the first leg of their
North Wales Intermediate Cup contest. Having experienced heavy rain and flooding
en route to mid Wales they expected the game to be postponed, but instead found
the ground to be in good condition with a pumped-up home side waiting to take
Even so, the visitors made a bright start to the match and took the lead with a penalty by scrum-half Kieran Morris who was probing well from behind the scrum. Then Wrexham unaccountably lost their way and exposed some frailties in their defence, Newtown seizing on this slackness to grab a converted try.
The visitors tried to respond and had a couple of chances to add to their score, only a knock-on and a forward pass denying them. The loss of Morris with a head injury didn’t help matters and Newtown finished the half by adding an unconverted try to extend their score to 12-3.
An early second-half penalty by the home side, followed by another converted try, left Wrexham with a mountain to climb. Injuries to prop Ian Sanger and lock Joss Stott also sapped their strength, but they revived a little when assistant coach Stuart Milne entered the fray as a back-row replacement and sparked a late resurgence.
Newtown, with their minds on the return leg at Wrexham on Wednesday 25th November, tried as hard as they could to score some more points and they succeeded by grabbing a late try and conversion to put the tie almost beyond Wrexham’s reach.
WREXHAM 14 Bangor 0
Wrexham kept up the pressure on the leading group in North Wales
Division Two with a hard-earned 14-0 home victory over bottom club
Early pressure from the home pack, backed up by the tactical kicking of outside-half John Gormley, put Bangor on the defensive and they conceded a 6th minute penalty. Scrum-half Kieran Morris’s kick from half-way put Wrexham ahead and, with lock Ian Sanger and flanker Danny Sissons in sparkling form, they soon widened the gap with another Morris penalty.
The home forwards camped on the
With the prospect of having to face a stiff breeze in the second-half, a try was desperately needed by Wrexham. It eventually came in the 39th minute when Morris and Gormley worked the ball to the right, it was snapped up by the forwards and prop Wayne Roberts emerged to plant the ball firmly over the line near the corner. Morris’s conversion flew just wide of the posts
However, with Sissons and number eight Tim Roberts tackling effectively
and prop Joss Stott making the occasional surging run towards the
WREXHAM 13 Rhos 7
Wrexham came out on top of their local derby against Rhos in North East
Wales Division Two, thanks to a determined second-half comeback at
The home side started well and were in almost complete control for the first quarter with Kieran Morris making his first appearance of the season at scrum-half and flanker Troy Roberts having a great game in the back-row. They spurned penalty kicks to seek tries and were unlucky not to have been awarded a try when Mike Jones was alleged to have not grounded the ball from a 5 metre scrum. Rhos weathered the storm with some resolute defending and a mixture of wrong options and unforced errors enabled the visitors to contain Wrexham’s best attacks.
Rhos missed a penalty after 20 mins then against the run of play, went ahead when a ball was dropped by a home player and Richard Jones was able to gather and score between the uprights, former Wrexham centre Jon Davies adding the conversion. Wrexham fought back before the end of the half, however and reduced the arrears with a penalty from John Gormley.
Rhos continued to incur penalties as they ‘killed the ball’ in the second-half and frustrations reached boiling point as the referee kept the yellow card in his pocket. The match official had no hesitation however; in showing a red card to Wrexham number eight Mike Jones for an alleged swing of the arm at an opponent.
Down to 14 men and trailing by 4 points, Wrexham did well to recover their composure. Soon after a Rhos player was at last sin binned for a technical offence before centre Simon Williams drove over for a ‘try’ that was subsequently disallowed. The home forwards kept up the pressure, however, and from a scrum the ball was moved towards the ‘blind side’ for Andy Clutton to cut through and score.
Morris added the extra points with a conversion and then kicked a penalty to clinch the game soon after Rhos had another player yellow carded. This victory earned Wrexham a league double over their close neighbours but came at a cost, lock Jason Reano having had to be replaced when he dislocated a finger and Mike Jones facing a suspension.
Bethesda 29 WREXHAM 6
continued to improve and stretched Division Two East leaders
18 year old
flanker Troy Roberts gave an outstanding performance in the match before leaving
with an injury in the second-half, but it was unfortunate that he gave away a
try to the home side in the 1st minute of the game. Attempting to keep a ball in
play from a high kick, he inadvertently palmed the ball into the hands of
stimulated Wrexham into a powerful response that limited any creative play from
the home side. As they demonstrated in last week’s game against Bala, the
visitors tackled keenly and pressed
The visitors nearly took the lead in the 34th minute when full-back Andy Clutton was poised to score on the Bethesda line, but a fumble led to the ‘try’ being disallowed and the home forwards hacked downfield to put Wrexham under pressure. Skipper Guy Bingham was suddenly sent to the sin-bin for straying offside at a ruck and the home side sensed an advantage at last.
in the Wrexham 22 and tried several times to create a pushover try, all attempts
repulsed by Wrexham’s gallant seven until the last minute of the half when
number eight Jamie Roberts claimed the touchdown. Outside-half Gareth Edwards
failed with his conversion to leave the score at 12-6 in
after the start of the second-half, with Bingham still in the sin-bin,
A sliced clearance in the 59th minute let in flanker Arwyn Griffiths for the home side’s fourth try, converted by Parry, but Wrexham didn’t give up and put together some excellent passages of play. Although John Gormley acquitted himself well on his return at outside-half and Sion Lloyd-Jones excelled on his First Team debut on the wing, the scores just wouldn’t come.
WREXHAM 10 Bala 14
Wrexham suffered a second successive home defeat when they lost to Bala by 10-14, but a late fightback which forced the visitors to hold on desperately at the end at least ensured that they gained a losing bonus point and finished the match with some pride.
The first-half was well contested with Wrexhams defence holding up well against a lively Bala threequarter line and outside-half Roger Chadwick kicking well to put Bala under pressure. Simon Williams rattled his opponents with several good tackles while his centre partner, Ben Cheesbrough, chose intelligent lines of attack to expose the Bala defence.
Although the scrum was often shunted backwards as locks Mike Jones and Joss Stott worked hard to cement a new second-row combination, the pair provided Wrexham with a stream of possession from the line-out. What let the home side down was the inability of their backline to transfer the ball in attack, dropped balls from long misdirected passes being a regular feature.
Bala had an opportunity to open the scoring in the 20th minute when the home forwards failed to release under pressure, but full-back Rhyddian Jones miscued his shot at the posts. Wrexham recovered and camped in the visitors 22, with hooker Danny Sissons nearly making it to the Bala line before Chapman at last opened the scoring with a well struck 28th minute penalty.
That proved to be the difference between the sides at the break and Wrexham then opened the second-half with a great line-out catch from Stott. Bala, however, soon pressed with a series of attacks in the home 22 and capitalised on the chargedown of an attempted clearance kick by releasing centre Gareth Owen to score under the posts, Rhyddian Jones converting.
Wrexham came under more pressure soon afterwards but managed to survive and then grew in strength as the introduction of replacement forward Ian Sanger gave them the edge in the scrums. Powerful runs by flankers Troy Roberts and Keir Harding led to Bala conceding penalties and Roger Chadwick was unlucky to miss the target with kicks in the 57th and 61st minutes.
Then, against the run of play, the ball was dropped in an attacking movement in the 66th minute and in the confusion Bala centre George Davies gratefully scooped it up and raced away to score beneath the uprights, Jones again adding a simple conversion.
That was a hammer blow to Wrexhams hopes but they soon came back with some great driving play from their forwards and improved passing from the backs. When Ian Sanger surged to the Bala line from a 76th minute tap penalty, the young Troy Roberts used his strength to finish off the move with a deserved try that Chadwick converted.
A rejuvenated Wrexham came back for more but, although there had been considerable stoppage time for injuries in the second-half, the referee decided not play any extra time and Bala emerged with a narrow victory. Coach Marc Roberts rued the two errors that condemned his side to defeat but said, Defensively it was a massive improvement for us, and the players are responding well to our new structure of play.
WREXHAM 10 Rhyl 20
Wrexham suffered their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 20-10 at home by Rhyl in a North Wales Division Two contest.
It was a game that they could have won, having controlled matters up front for most of game and forced Rhyl to concede a series of penalties. However, they failed to capitalise on the pressure that they exerted and were then caught napping in identical circumstances to concede two damaging tries under their posts.
Wrexham deserved to take an early lead when the visitors were penalised for not releasing the ball, but outside-half Roger Chadwicks kick fell wide of the target. Despite that setback, the home pack dominated the forward exchanges until Rhyl forced their way into the home 22 and created space for centre Rob Tiley to score, full-back Adam Kirby adding the conversion.
The home side continued to press and won another penalty in the 22nd minute. Unfortunately Chadwick was again unsuccessful and then further attempts by Wrexham to get on terms were ruined by handling errors and the choice of wrong attacking options. Rhyl offered very little, but when they did work their way upfield just before half-time Tiley broke through to score again and Kirby converted for a 14-0 lead.
A dropped ball by Wrexham at the start of the second-half led to Rhyl being awarded a penalty that Kirby kicked successfully. Stung by this reverse, the home stormed back and, when Rhyl were penalised again, scrum-half John Roberts took a quick tap penalty. Flanker Troy Roberts carried the ball to the line and slipped it to his back-row partner Keir Harding who crashed over for a deserved try.
Chadwick rediscovered his kicking form by striking a difficult conversion and then added an excellent penalty in the 48th minute when the referee finally lost his patience with Rhyl for their persistent infringements and sent Tiley to the sin bin. The scene was set for the home side to make use of their one-man advantage and overtake the visitors at last.
However, injuries to John Roberts, number eight Ian Sanger and lock Jason Parry had sapped the power of Wrexham in the forward exchanges and Rhyl started to gain the ascendancy. Winning possession enabled the visitors to stretch the home defence at last and they put the game beyond doubt in the 61st minute when Kirby slotted a fine penalty.
Afterwards, Wrexham skipper Guy Bingham reflected on the game and said, Weve been employing a game plan for the last four weeks that has proved successful. Unfortunately, for some reason, we didnt apply it this time and the result was that we lost. Well learn from this because well have to be at our best for the visit of Bala to us next Saturday.
Rhos 14 WREXHAM 24
Wrexham produced a rusty performance but still had enough
ability to see off the challenge of rivals Rhos in a 24-14 away success.
Trailing 14-7 at the break, Marc Roberts men came out of the traps with more purpose after the turnaround and put some neat passages of play together.
Simon Williams was on hand to bag two tries for Wrexham alongside a single maximum from Andy Clutton. Two conversions and a penalty wrapped up the triumph, although there is still room for improvement.
Speaking about the game, Roberts said: It was a win. I will definitely call it that.
Rhos came out of the blocks better to begin with and thoroughly warranted the 14-7 lead they had at half-time. We gave some poor penalties away and it was not the best start.
The second half was better and we started to use a better framework and gameplan and scored two tries off the back of it.
The work we started to put in was good to see but their is a long way to go.
Perhaps 10 or 15 minutes of the second half showed what we can do and was where I want us to be. Some parts were good from us though and as I said it was a win from our first game.
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