07 February 2017 / Club News

Welshpool 10 Shotton 46

Welshpool 10 Shotton 46

Shotton produced some of their finest rugby to date with a solid victory over a gritty Welshpool side.
The travelling team came out all guns firing with a fine try by centre Dan Lynskey in the 1st minute after some strong running exposed the fragile Welshpool defence. This would be the first of a brace for the in-form centre. Extras were slotted over by full back Steve Ellson who was on fire with further subsequent kicks from difficult areas.
Welshpool had a good 20 minute period of possession punctuated with some strong scrummages but finally succumbed to Shotton’s quality, a successful Ellson penalty led to more ball and fine handling through the backs releasing Dan Crossley for Shotton’s 2nd try.
More Shotton pressure saw scrum half Nick Wood feed Stand off Matty Condren whose sublime side step completely threw the Welshpool defence leaving an easy run in.
Dan Lynskey pounced on a loose ball to score after brilliant work from centre John Ketland.
The second half started in the same vain as the first with a penalty from Ellson followed by well taken try by Ketland. Welshpool scored the first of two consolation tries but Shotton were up for more! Driving forward once more, No. 8 Huw Sargeant found gaping holes in the defence being able to amble through the disheartened defence.
The bonus point win cements Shotton’s place at the top of Division 2 North East going into the Six Nations break. Shotton have a re-arranged fixture on Thursday evening against Wrexham away at Bryn Estyn Lane.

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