Llandaff North Youth -v- Barry RFC Youth 12.12.15

NhGGlOM7_400x400By Alan John


This was the day when the team BELIEVED in their talents and abilities, something that your intrepid scribe has suspected for many months. One could easily say that they had the “bounce of the ball” (which usually goes against them) BUT this was NOT the case today as the WHOLE TEAM played as a single unit! In the past I have criticised them for poor tackling but today their DEFENCE was of top quality with only the odd missed tackle.

We began the game with the wind on our backs, stiff breeze compared to last week. For the first ten minutes Barry attacked strongly but a strong tackle saw them lose the ball and Jack charged through to score. (A mistake that we usually suffer from)

This was followed by an intelligent overhead kick by Jay (B) with Mikey at 100 miles per hour following-up to score. Just before half time a player was sent to “The Sin Bin ”

Half -time and we were ahead 10 – 0

The second half began as the first with Barry hammering away at our line and, whilst we we still down to 14 men they scored from a 5 metre scrum.

This appeared to be a little ominous as we were playing against the wind and Barry were building in confidence. Our supporters were concerned as, in previous games, the team has doubted their own abilities and “folded”

BUT NOT THIS TIME, The Pack responded by attacking and from a 5 mtre scrum Ryan dived through the Barry Pack to score. This was followed by a 30 metre charge ,by Jack contemptuously brushing away any attempts to stop him scoring.

Each team lost a player to the “sin bin ” for fighting ( no idea of reason for fight but correct decision by referee )

The final ten minutes was all North, with Josh and Mikey scoring.

It must be said that this was NOT as easy as the score may seem as Barry never stopped fighting for every ball but this was OUR DAY and, whilst I have mentioned a few names this win was by the WHOLE TEAM as the Pack gradually wore down a good Barry eight and our Backs matched theirs in both attack and defence.

Llandaff North Youth 30-5 Barry Youth
Scorers :- Tries / Jack (2) / Mikey (2) / Ryan / Josh

Well done lads !!! THE WHOLE TEAM deserved this excellent win — You have the ability– Now you have to BELIEVE !!!!


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