A late sting in the tail can't prevent a second straight defeat for the All Golds
A DOMINANT opening half hour from the South Wales Scorpions saw them ease to a commanding 22-0 lead and though the All Golds staged a late, if futile, charge to score three times they were no match for their sharper, swifter visitors.
The Scorpions took control of the match almost from the first whistle and dominated possession and territory. It was no surprise that they took the lead after four minutes when Connor Farrer drove over from close range, Ollie Olds adding the goal.
The next score took some time to arrive as the All Golds defended solidly without being able to gain much field position. The Scorpions played mistake-free football and constantly threatened to score.
Maxime Claustres produced a superb tackle to deny the flying Shae Lyon-Fraser under the crossbar but the reprieve didn't last long as Jack Pring finished a good move grasping Olds' kick to the corner to touch down.
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The next try began deep in the Scorpions' half when sharp handling sent Dalton Grant away and the All Golds cover defence could not touch the flying winger as he dotted down by the posts giving Olds a simple conversion.
Four minutes later, Claustres was comprehensively beaten by Alex Jones when the winger broke his tackle to score in the corner but this time, Olds was unable to convert.
Tim Bergin grabbed a try back for the All Golds as halftime approached with a strong finish after some good lead-up work from Jordan Rice and Yannic Parker to give them something to build on after the interval.
The second half began with both sides spilling the ball as soon as they got it until the Scorpions found their rhythm again to get the scoreboard moving.
Grant ran in for his second try as crisp passing outflanked the All Golds on the left before Rhodri Lloyd touched down an Olds grubber kick for his first try four minutes later as the score mounted steadily.
Eight minutes later, Lloyd was alive when another Olds kick ricocheted around the All Golds defence like a pinball to touch down for his second try to which Olds added the extras.
It seemed then a matter of 'how many' but on the back of six consecutive penalties, the All Golds finally got good field position and began to pose the Scorpions' defence some questions.
Rory Sharratt's bullet pass from dummy half found Mike Stewart blasting over from close range, Matt Bradley adding the extras.
Sam Blaney was next to score diving over from Tyla Hepi's offload, Bradley converting to give the scoreline a little respectability.
The Scorpions thought they had the last word with Shae Lyon-Fraser sliding over out wide but on the hooter Jimmy Gahan went in at the corner to cap an improved final quarter from the All Golds but this shouldn't mask a display when they were second best throughout.
ALL GOLDS: Tim Bergin; Mike Norman, Marcus Brooker, Yannic Parker, Maxime Claustres; James Greene, Matt Bradley; Mike Stewart (Capt), Rory Sharratt, Tyla Hepi; Sam Blaney, Richard Jones; Jordan Rice. Replacements: James Gahan, Marcus Brown, James Walter, Luke Kell.
SCORPIONS: Dave James; Alex Jones, Jack Pring, Shae Lyon-Fraser, Dalton Grant; Sam Powell, Ollie Olds; Joe Burke, Conner Farrer, James Greenwood; Rhodri Lloyd, James Tutuila; Ashley Bateman. Subs: Samir Tahraoui, Chris Vitalini, Steven Parry, Sam Wellings.
Star man: Tim Bergin
Referee: Clint Sharrad (RFL Appointment)