Gwernyfed v Llandaff North 7.09.2019

Written by Alan John aka Grandad – Thank you!

December 7th 2019 Gwernyfed – v Llandaff North Score 6 – 12

On a cold, wintry,day in the Brecon Beacons the match began with us facing a
strong wind. Due to the blustery conditions we spent the first 20 mins. under
pressure with only the odd foray into our opponents half.
However, our defence was exemplary, and it was 25 minutes before they scored
via a penalty, and this was followed some 5mins. later with another. ( X?”X!! )

At half-time we were unlucky to be ” 6-0 down ” as our Pack were immense in the
Scrum / Maul with the Backs excellent in Defence.

The second half began with our opponents iniatilly gaining some ground in the scrum
but this soon dissipated and we again took the ascendancy. with the result that
within 15 minutes the pack won the ball in space which allowed LEWIS to ” make a
break ” and passing to JOSH (B) to run in from 20 metres
The try was followed be a ” Cracking ” conversion by JORDAN. ( Score 6 – 7 )

This was followed by ” end to end ” Rugby as the home team tried to recover the
initiative but to no avail as we forced them backwards and at a 5 metre scrum the
Pack won good ball and the Backs made good movement forward whilst passing
the ball along the line allowing JORDAN to dive over to score. ( Score 6 – 12 )

Overall the TEAM PERFORMANCE was excellent with the PACK being superior in
the “tight ” but need some work on the Line-out. The Defence was very good, especially
in the first half, against the wind, with the backs rarely allowing an attack to go very far.

WELL DONE LADS . Your loyal supporters thank you for the good result despite the
LLooonnnnggggg Journey and inclement weather.


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