By Alan John
THE SAGA OF THE MAGNIFICENT THIRTEEN 2
Within the first minute we struck. From our kick-off they fumbled the catch and Jamie from full back followed up to score! Then we had a lapse in concentration as they scored and converted from a tap-penalty.
We then saw a charging run by Stoker to score. This was followed by another rampaging run by the same player with Jamie following up to take the pass and score!
We had second lapse in concentration to allow them to score from a scrum in our 22.
Half time and we were ahead by the narrow margin of 15 – 12
At the start of the second half they came at us with all guns firing and went ahead 15 – 17. But,as I have said before, this team does not give up, and the star of the show came in the shape of Ritchie who came on as replacement but was given a shirt that was about 3 sizes too small! He asked the coaches for a shirt that allowed him to breath and at the next Scrum / Maul he dived over the line with Stoker converting. 5 MINUTES later the same player had a rollciking run and scored with 3 players hanging on to him!! Stoker converted Now ahead 29 – 17 and yours truly , plus supporters ,began to relax.
BUT SLEEPY TIME AGAIN – we allowed them to score twice but, luckily for us the tries were not converted. 29 -27
The Pack won good ball and an excellent passing move saw Paul dive over to score. 34 – 27
But they had the satisfaction of scoring at the death without converting
Final score 34 – 32
March 7th Llandaff North 2nds. 34-32 Cardiif Harlequins 3rd.
Tries : Jamie 2 / Ritchie 2 /Stoker / Paul / Conv : Stoker 2
WELL PLAYED LADS You deserved to win this game but MUST maintain concentration for the full 80 minutes!