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Quins 2nd XV Win Tight Local Derby

By Keith Bond | 26/03/2012

Conditions were perfect for good running rugby in this much anticipated re-match but in a game of high emotion nerves and mistakes were aplenty. Both sides gave everything to the cause but the Quins were guilty of some poor decision making and not taking the chances presented to them. The home side looked to keep the ball alive and created four clear try scoring opportunities but could not change pressure into points.

Upfront Dai Halpin and Ricky Davies led by example and Liam Fitzpatrick had a good game at flanker. In the second half Jason Styles made an impact and the experience of Johnny Lees helped the young Quins side close out the game.

Behind the pack Ollie Thomas and Alun Howells worked tirelessly, with Rhys Chevoni and Lloyd Williams a constant threat with ball in hand. Lloyd Williams proved to be the match winner kicking the three pressure penalties for his side.

Both sides deserve a lot of credit for the spirit in which the game was played and the celebrations went on well into the night.

The Quins remain very much in the title race and are still in the Cup so still have much to play for this season. Next week is a home fixture against Bonymaen.

Reporter ~ Simon Rogers

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