By Alan John
LLANDAFF NORTH YOUTH CONQUER CARDIFF ARMS PARK!
After last week’s magnificent win our supporters did not think that it could get any better, BUT IT CAN!
The teams were invited to The Hallowed Turf as a curtain – raiser to the league match between Cardiff and Pontypridd and our opponents must have anticipated an early Christmas celebration as, I am informed, they are top,or close to the top of our league.
But they came up against the rejuvenated North Youth who have suddenly realised HOW GOOD THEY ARE!
From the kick off we came under intense pressure but our defence held firm and when we attacked they were penalised with an excellent kick from MIKEY, Unfortunately, within minutes we were the transgressors and they took the kick to draw level.
Both teams then attacked and defended as though their lives depended on it, but one missed tackle allowed Ponty to score —- Down 3 – 10
BUT (Have I said this before ?) this team does NOT GIVE UP and our constant pressure in their half saw them concede a penalty. Quick thinking (AND good coaching / regular training) saw Jay (B) take a tap-penalty and pass to TITO who gave a trademark charge through 3 or 4 players to score. A good conversion by MIKEY saw us draw level at 10 – 10.
The end to end rugby continued and as they kicked out of defence we caught the ball and returned the compliment with an excellent High- Ball (my apologies for not noting the name of the kicker) the ball was not caught cleanly and the player knocked-on with the ball being gratefully collected by JORDAN who ran 35 metres to score.
Another excellent kick by MIKEY virtually on the stroke of half-time saw us ahead 17 – 10
The end to end play continued throughout the second half with hard, but clean, play, no Quarter being asked or given. Whilst we lost the services of Tito for 10 minutes in the Sin-Bin, our defence held firm. Compliments must be given to the Coaching Staff for clever use of the substitutes which saw
the team repulse every attack and only concede 3 points for a penalty from Tito’s offence.
Llandaff North Youth 17-13 Llantwit Major Youth
Scorers :- Tries Tito / Jordan / Pen Mikey / Conv Mikey (2)
WELL DONE LADS this was another excellent performance by THE WHOLE SQUAD! There was no Man on the Match because you ALL qualified for the title!
KEEP ON ROCKING!