Saints suffer away

First published in Sport

Swansea Uplands 95

St Davids 0

St Davids suffered their second heavy defeat of the week as they followed up an 83-0 midweek cup loss at Aberaeron with this heavy loss at promotionchasing Swansea Uplands.

But the Saints deserve some credit for the way that they stuck to their task against the Uplands, who ran in 15 tries, with the Saints just scraping a side together.

To make matters worse, they lost experienced forward Gethin Bateman to an early injury, leaving Ben Evans, Rhys Price and Dafydd Williams to battle on in the set-pieces as Raymond Owen, Mike Hodgson, Gethin Murphy, Alex Evans, and coach Fintan Godkin to shored up the pack.

Geraint Morris, Phil Lamb, Craig Challonder, Jack Jones and Russell Watkins, Rhodri Owen, and Whitland player Fraser Watson all tried hard in the backs but they were 47-0 down at half time and always struggling to keep the marauding Uplands players at bay.

A feature of the game was the fact that brothers Sean, James and TomEdmunds accumulated 50 of the Uplands’ points with centre Sean (3), scrum half James (2) and outside half Tom among the try scorers, with the latter adding ten conversions.

Other tries were scored by winger Harry Leese (2), Dai Parton, French winger Pierre Chaniclier, No 8 Tom Turner (2), second row Geraint Davies and replacement centre Ian Lewis on the Uplands’ try sheet.

Sadly the Saints didn’t manage a single point despite giving their all to the end.

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