Second half battle not enough for Green Stars

11 September 2011

RUGBY
Aberavon Green Stars RFC 20 Seven Sisters RFC 38

The fleet footed threequarters of Seven Sisters dominated the first half of this Division 3 South West clash at Little Warren. The visitors ran in five tries to build up a formidable 3-33 lead at half time.

A valiant fightback in the second half failed to secure a win for Green Stars. Photo: Chris Higgins

A valiant fightback in the second half failed to secure a win for Green Stars. Photo: Chris Higgins

Centre David Hooper was first off the mark after five minutes with his try, converted by centre Mike Smith.

The Green Stars responded soon afterwards with a penalty by outside half Chris Murphy after an earlier attempt by him from the halfway line rebounded from the cross bar.

In the second quarter, Seven Sisters impressed with a display of running rugby featuring winger Anthony Llewellyn with a brace of tries and one try apiece by outside half Kyle Davies and winger Andrew Thomas. The latter three tries were converted by the on-form Mike Smith.

The half time pep talk by home coach Darren Williams and team manager Nigel Trott did the trick and Green Stars monopolised possession in the second half.

Prop Kristian Griffiths crashed over for an unconverted try after five minutes and in the final quarter two more were added by flanker Dave Pearson and winger Richard Lamb. Pearson’s try was converted by Chris Murphy and a semblance of respectability was restored to their score line. The visitors’ only score after the break was a second try by David Hooper.

Sadly, it all came too late, and the away team went home with a hard-won victory.

Next Saturday September 10, Aberavon Green Stars are away to newly promoted Maesteg Quins.

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