RHYL & District RFC secured the bragging rights over close rivals Abergele RFC with a comprehensive 33-0 win on Saturday (April 9).

In front of a large crowd at a sunny Tynewydd Field, both teams received a guard of honour from Rhyl’s junior teams ahead of the WRU Admiral National League game.

Rhyl immediately took control of proceedings, attacking the Abergele line, with Paddy Nelson marking his senior debut appearance with the first try of the game.

Clever play across the line led to Harrison Evans crossing over for a try, before Kai Bedemann scored the try of the match, thanks to Tom Jones’ darting run from the half way line past two defenders before finding Bedemann to run in.

Rhyl Journal: Harrison Evans with his debut try. Photo: Paul BrookesHarrison Evans with his debut try. Photo: Paul Brookes

Captain Jason Blackmore converted all three tries and Ryhl led 21-0 at the break.

The second half continued with more of the same, Abergele unable to cope with Rhyl’s penetrating runs, and soon winger Callum Gardner crossed for his own debut try for the seniors.

Tom Williams completed the rout with a 30-metre sprint for the try, with debutant Thomas Jones converting to consolidate the win and score his first points as a senior.

With a number of debut appearances for Rhyl, the future looks to be in safe hands.

Coach Dale Blackmore was pleased with his side’s display, which sees them leapfrog Abergele into sixth in the table.


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