Convincing Tigers roar to season’s first victory

15 October 2012

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Taibach 25 v Haverfordwest 3

In this basement battle in Division Two West, with both sides searching for a first win of the season, it was a victory for Taibach against visitors Haverfordwest at The Plough.

Taibach's Aaron Jones breaks a tackle in the side's first victory of the season

Taibach’s Aaron Jones breaks a tackle in the side’s first victory of the season

The Tigers were first to score when outside half Mike McSweeney kicked a penalty, but within two minutes, Haverfordwest drew level when outside half Stevie Williams replied with a penalty.

Just before the half hour, Taibach took play into the visitors’ half, and from a lineout, the ball was caught and held, and scrum half Craig Whelan broke blindside, and sprinted along the touchline to run 30 metres to score a try in the corner. Before halftime, Mike McSweeney kicked another two penalties for a halftime score of 14-3 to Taibach.

In the first 15 minutes of the second half, McSweeney kicked a further two penalties increasing his tally to five. On the half hour, the Tigers broke from their half, and on reaching the Haverfordwest 22, a kick ahead by flanker Mike Kelly the chase for the ball was won by wing Richard Lewis who touched down for Taibach’s second try, and a first win of the season by 25-3 points.

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