Seagulls’ grit really pays off
11:02am Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Sport
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Fishguard and Goodwick deservedly came out on top to secure a hard-fought victory over Nantgaredig at The Moors.
Seagulls player/coach Huw Evans made a return to action and played a key role, using his wide experience to see home against a gritty visiting side who had scoring chances, but failed to turn pressure into points.
With regular No 10 James Griffiths away on a course it was Evans who filled the pivot’s boots and controlled matters in attack and defence.
Evans converted hooker Mark James’ try to get his side off the mark.
Evans also contributed a penalty before half time to put Fishguard 10-0 ahead.
In the second half the Seagulls were forced on the defensive by Nantgaredig, Steve Jenkins’ boys doing really well to keep their line intact.
The only score of a very tense second period was a monster three-pointer from Evans to give his side their second success of the season.
Thirty-nine-year-old Evans said: “We controlled matters in the first half and deservedly led ten-nil at halftime.
“They came at us in the second period, and dominated possession, but we defended brilliantly and I’m thrilled we didn’t concede.
“This is a tough division and we are just feeling our feet at this level – but I’m confident that the boys will stay up and build for the future.”
Fishguard and Goodwick: Gareth Adamson, Ed Bendall, Dai Evans, Chris James, Matthew George, Huw Evans, Rhys Williams, Gerwyn Davies, Mark James, Andrew Morillo, Gwilym Evans, Richard Hunter, Steve Jenkins (Captain), Chris Shousha, Mark George. Replacements: Alun George, Romeo Colella, Owain Morgans, Rhys McVeigh.