By Alan John
The first 15 minutes were full of action with neither team giving an inch and the supporters were expecting a very close game.
The deadlock was broken by a clever kick ahead by Evan with our chasing the ball and Tom (S) getting the score. Tries by Jay(B) and Josh saw us leading 15-0 at half time. It was a tricky wind for kicking & our tries were near touchline. The second half was one-way traffic with our scoring another seven tries but this is not in any way disrespecting our opponents who merely ran out of steam but kept fighting right to the end. In fact all supporters ( both teams ) were disappointed when the Referee disallowed a try for R C Ricany due to an earlier knock-on.
The final score does not do justice to our opponents as they were a very well-drilled team. A credit to their Coaches!!
Llandaff North u16 52-0 R C Ricany
Scorers : – Adam (2) / Nathan (2) / Callum (2) /Tom(S) / Jay (B) / Josh / Tom (D) –Conv Nathan
HIGHLIGHTS :- Good play by the Pack and passing by the Backs, / Adam’s two tries with “runs” totalling all of 15 metres
and carrying 2 or 3 players / Tito for driving the pack by actions and words / Nathan’s 12 points in the last 20 mins.
WELL DONE LADS KEEP ON ROCKING !!!!
Update – We received this lovely email and some photos from Ricany Today.
“We want to thank you again for your hospitality and the match. This has been a great experience for our boys. I hope it was not the last match between Llandaff North and Ricany.
Regardless the results, our trip to Cardiff was a great success and will hopefully help us to motivate our players to practice more and play better.
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