By Alan John
The first ten minutes of the match were spent in their 22 with our pack pressing hard. From a scrum we won good ball with Jack (C) diving over to score and Mikey converting. 0 – 7
Minutes later, the supporters thought that the TMO was broadcasting an Action Replay as Pack / Ball / Jack (C) scored far out 0 – 12
Later Mikey kicked ahead and Ben came charging through to collect the ball and score 0 – 17
Just before half-time we saw a trademark run by Mikey with his cutting through the Barry defence, then passing to Jack who continued the movement before passing back to Mikey to complete the score. Half Time and we were ahead 0 – 22
From our drop-out their catcher fumbled the ball / knocked -on and ” playing the advantage ” Mike (W) gratefully accepted the ball and charged through two attempted tackles to score. Mikey converted 0 – 29
The travelling supporters, after the joy of winning play then experienced some disheartening sensations as the team appeared to relax and assume that the job was done as Barry, who had fought for every ball despite the score, came back into the game . Poor tackling allowed them to score close to the touch-line. We committed the cardinal error of turning our backs to a 5 metre tap – penalty and Paid the Price. Score now 10 – 29
BUT this team does not give up and whilst passive scrums (our request) removed the “Hammer” of our Pack we saw the team resurrect their superiority with a 15 metre line-out feeding Jack (C) with his hat-trick try. 10 – 34
They Mikey pounced on a loose ball and darted through the Barry defence to score. 10 – 39
Finally, we finished with a brilliant individual try with Jay (B) chipping over the defence , then fighting loose from a tackle, and pushing the ball further ahead with his feet and diving on the ball to score.
Final Score: Barry Youth 10-44 Llandaff North Youth
Scorers :- Tries Jack (C) 3 /Mikey 2 / Ben / Mike (W) / Jay (B) Conv Mikey (2)
WELL PLAYED LADS !! The WHOLE TEAM deserved this win !! You were MAGNIFICIENT !!!