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Match Report
26 November 2017 / Team News

A Polished Performance

Following their win over Blackwood last week, Machen's tails were up and they were looking for another big win. Newbridge started the game well, especially Evan Maher who is so strong it often took three players to take him down. Evan was simply unstoppable today and charged his way to line to open the scoring. Machen restarted, but Newbridge put in some big hits and  Machen lost control of the ball. Newbridge pounced on the ball and quickly distributed it to Charlie Hughes who made some good ground. Mackenzie Powell dictated the play and allowed the forwards to press towards the line and after the third or fourth phase he quickly passed the ball to Mason Thomas who raced over the line.

Machen who are one of the best sides Newbridge has played against this season, were not going to give up and responded quickly with a try. Mackenzie Powell restarted and passed the ball to Elis Rees who dummy switched and made a break into the Machen half. Machen put in some good tackles, but the ball was set up for Charlie Hughes who crashed over the white wash.

Machen were hoping to get one back, but Newbridge had other ideas. Evan Maher, who could teach the Welsh team how to tackle, put in three consecttive hits and took the wind out of Machen's sails. After a few injury stoppages, Newbridge regained the ball and with some quick play and good hands the ball was passed to Ollie Penny who went over in the corner for a try that Shane Williams would have been proud of. 

Machen scorced a couple more tries, but this was Newbridge's day and in particular, Evan Maher who againt tore through the Machen defence leaving bodies around him that looked like like something out of a war zone. To round it off, Caden Parham, who is maturing into a very good player, went over the line to make it 6 - 3 to Newbridge.


Evan Maher 2

Mason Thomas 1

Ollie Penny 1

Charlie Hughes 1

Caden Parham 1



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