Porth Harlequins RFC | 1st Team 36 - 11 Barry RFC | 1st Team
Alyn Evans
1 Try
Kyle Barros
2 Penalty

Match Report
22 January 2020 / Team News

Barry fall to heavy defeat

Visiting Porth last saturday, Barry were hopeful they could improve on last weeks performance against a side struggling in the league.
Unfortunately this was not to be as the home side just did the basics well to finish easy winners by 36 - 11.
Barry in their defence were again forced by injury to juggle the selection, with players out of position, a situation not helpful when the team are battling for League points.
Porth kicked off and regathered the kick, something that occurred five times during the game, but Barry countered to make some ground and reach the home 10m line.
The lineout gave Barry a penalty chance and Kyle Barross stepped up to do the honours for a 3 - 0 lead.
The lead was short lived as Porth regathered their kick off with quick and accurate passing beating the Barry defence for a converted try and a 7 - 3 lead.
Another penalty chance for Barry sailed just wide but they maintained pressure on Porth forcing a further penalty which Kyle Barross kicked to reduce the defecit to a single point.
Counter attacking at every opportunity, Porth always looked threatening being helped by some inept kicking from defence and Barry spent an uncomfortable ten minutes having to defend, the fact they did not concede a point in this period is to their credit.
Failing to find touch was to cost Barry as an ensuing penalty took Porth to the Barry line where the lineout  was driven over the line to give Porth their second converted try and a 14 - 6 lead as the half drew to a close.
That score was added to just before the whistle as the sustained home pressure earned a penalty and a half time lead of 17 - 6.
It had been a hard first half for Barry, and things got worse from the second half kick off as they spilled the ball in defence to see Porth score an unconverted try.
Barry suddenly found a bit of momentum and got themselves onto attack from a lineout steal. Good linking play from the forwards saw the ball reach Alyn Evans to battle his way over for an unconverted try to bring the score to 22 - 11.
Barry again failed to gather the restart leading to two penalties in quick succession ending with Porth close to the Barry line.Despite some desperate defending Barry were unable to hold the forward drive and Porth were over for a converted try taking the score to 29 - 11.
Although Barry had occasional forays in attack they never really threatened the Porth line and the remainder of the game saw Porth in charge using their heavier pack to create space for the threequarters.
They got themselves back close to the Barry line in the closing minutes and again it was the forwards who did the groundwork as a lineout drive gave them a further converted try to run out comfortable winners by 36 - 11.
Barry will certainly be more than disappointed with this performance and will need to pick themselves up for next weeks encounter when they entertain bottom club Cambrian Welfare where a win is vital in their efforts to maintain First Division status, kick off is at 2.30pm.
The Club Lottery rolls over to £1250 this week after last weeks numbers 06 - 12 - 18 and 20 failed to produce a winner.One ticket matched 3 numbers to win £10.
The Club still have some tickets available for the Home Internationals against Italy, France and Scotland.
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