Hot win for Aberavon Quins RFC

26 March 2012

Under a hot sun with a stiff breeze at their backs the Quins were quickly on their way to a very comfortable bonus point win.

Aberavon Harlequins team

Aberavon Quins

The Quins pack were soon into their stride in the opening minutes and a memorable maul slammed up field and as the Maesteg pack fell away impressive hooker Ryan Curtis galloped 40 metres along the touchline to score.
Sheppard converted. Sheppard made a clever break but when the move ended in a scrum, Curtis took a strike against the head and Webb and Flynn worked the blind side for Colarusso to touch down.

Maesteg tried a little adventure in running out of defence but failed in the face of aggressive defence and Alex Condon latched onto the loose ball and galloped in from half way.The bonus point fourth try soon followed as Curtis again claimed a steal against the head and fly half Potsuma slipped Sheppard through a gap for a try which he converted.

Starting the second half 26-0 up the play became a little scrappy and Maesteg got on the scoreboard through a Cory Butler penalty.
Replacement centre Gareth Pugh soon got into the swing of things and his combination with Marc Sheppard set up a second try for Curtis. Pugh then won a foot race to score from a Sheppard kick ahead. Maesteg then gained a little momentum as the Quins discipline fell away and Rhys David crashed over from a maul.
Steve Colarusso, Stuart Dighton put in some devastating runs that should have made scores. Craig Cox also shone throughout, as did Dan Webb.

It was the Quins that concluded the scoring when a great run by Colarusso saw Pugh cross for his second try. The Red Dragon Hotel sponsors made Ryan Curtis the man of the match.

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