2006/2007 Konica Minolta Cup
Bonymaen 7 v 55 Newport
27 January 2007 - Parc Mawr, Bonymaen

Match Report

Bonymaen 7 Newport RFC 55 (HT 0-24)

An eight-tries-to-one win emphasised the gap between the Premiership and Division One and Ian Hembrow still hasn’t ruled out winning the Premier title “Being realistic we would have taken the three points at Llandovery and settled for a 3-0 win over Bonymaen but I don't think for one minute we are out of the league title race.  The bulk of our remaining matches are at home and Ebbw Vale have got to come to Rodney Parade. And we are very difficult to beat at home. We are now looking for a positive response again against Pontypridd a week on Wednesday."
The Newport pack dominated at Parc Mawr and allowed Nathan Williams and Ryan Howells (2) to run in tries for a 24-0 HT lead
It was much the same in the second half when Newport ran in a further 5 tries through Dai Pattison, Nathan Williams, Andrew Brown, Jason Tovey and an injury time penalty try. Replacement outside-half James Dixon kicked  two conversions to take him to 150pts for Newport in just 17 games.

“We knew Bonymaen were going to be abrasive but we set out to be more abrasive," said Hembrow. "No disrespect to Bonymaen, they entered into the spirit of it and I'm sure they will take a lot into the rest of the season."

Official : Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Bonymaen Newport