23 December 2018 / Club News

Defence wins the day

   This rearranged fixture against Wattstown may have been a low scoring affair but it had Ton supporters on edge after a late penalty goal attempt went wide of the mark, leaving the home team only six points adrift. Wattstown piled on the pressure but even though the ref played nine minutes of injury time, they were unable to break down Ton's defence leaving Ton with the winner's points.
                             Ton's two first half tries were scored at the beginning and the end of the first half and were examples of good handling and support work but the thirty minutes in between were spent defending as they were constantly penalised by the referee, allowing Wattstown to gain good field position. As it turned out they only managed to score on one occassion thanks to the huge effort of the whole Ton team.
                              With a 7-10 lead at the beginning of the second half Ton were going to have to cut out the penalties if they were going to win the game and thankfully they did that. They continued to play a running game while Wattstown played their usual forward based game. Ten minutes into the half Owen Lewis was on target with a penalty attempt to make the score 7 - 13 and with neither team able dominate, this set up the nerve shredding end to the game.
                               This was a hard fought win for Ton against a side who have bullied them in past games but the forwards were gave as good as they got with a stand out performance from Matthew Price with Lee Morris, Owain Davies and Luke Rual's experience added to good effect. Also it was good to see Hywel Thomas back in Ton colours after injury and university commitments. Ton are now in equal 4th position in the league with Caurae Ely on 24 points. The next game is at home to third placed St Albans.

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