Crickhowell RFC - 55
Abersychan Alexanders RFC - 15
ABERSYCHAN Alexanders visited Parc Broyd hoping to increase their standing in the league but had the legs whipped out from beneath them by an in-form Crick.
On a glorious afternoon the visitors started strongly but it was the home team who were first on the scoreboard when Jake Powell-Thomas touched down. Leon Rees converted.
Up next, scrum-half Lewys Cooke fed the ball out to Ed Jones, who drove his way over for an unconverted try.
Abersychan kept their heads up and following a period of sustained pressure on the Crickhowell line were were rewarded with a converted try of their own.
They further decreased the deficit with a subsequent penalty.
The first half ended 24-10 after both Danny Davies (converted by Rees) and Andy Nicholls scored a try apiece.
The second half was again a testament to Crick’s forward power as another four tries all came from the pack.
Davies scored his second try of the afternoon following a smart pass from Darren Dunstan-Roe. Jake Powell-Thomas once more made his mark when he crossed the whitewash at the rear of a rolling maul from a lineout. Rees added the extra points.
The highlight of the afternoon for the numerous home supporters was when long-serving prop Kenny Birch found himself in space and, having received the ball, jinked his way through the opposition, to finish by selling an audacious dummy and grounding the ball.
The backs were sterling all afternoon with some dazzling runs, and centre Harry Purvis, working alongside his talented peers, scythed his way through the opposition, leaving them clutching at thin air, as he touched down for the last Crick try of the afternoon and converted it to boot.
It was the Alexanders who were to have last word. They never let their heads drop, fought manfully and tackled hard. Following a clever and accurate kick ahead, the ball was gathered cleanly and despite Crickhowell’s finest efforts, they were unable to prevent a try.
Next week sees a top-of-the-table clash when Crick travel up to Tredegar to take on their nearest league rivals in a game that will probably decide the league winners for this year.